Friday, 15 November 2013

Nemesis

Nemesis
                                                   In Greek mythology, Nemesis is described as daughter of Nyx (night) with no father, in some versions she is described as daughter of Erebus and Nyx, or Oceanus.  Nemesis was often depicted as a winged goddess. Nemesis was the goddess of indignation against and retribution for, evil deeds and undeserved good fortune. Nemesis distributes happiness and unhappiness, and take care that happiness was not too frequent or too excessive. If this happene Nemesis could bring about losses and suffering.  
                                 According to some versions, Nemesis was the mother of Helen. When Zeus show his interest towards Nemesis, she to avoid him, turns into a goose.  Zeus turns into a swan and mate with her. Nemesis in her bird form laid an egg that was found by shepherd. Shepherd gave it to Leda, who carefully kept it in a chest until the egg hatched, Leda adopted Helen as her daughter. 

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