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Nemesis

(nĕm`ĭsĭs), in Greek religion and mythology, personification of the gods' retribution for violation of sacred law; the avenger. Sometimes she was said to be the goddess of good and ill fortune.
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An engraving of the goddess Nemesis from Spiegel Der Sibyllen, 1685. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library.

Nemesis

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Nemesis, asteroid 128 (the 128th asteroid to be discovered, on November 25, 1872), is approximately 116 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.6 years. Nemesis was the ancient goddess of vengeance. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, the position of Nemesis indicates one’s own Achilles’ heel. She also views this asteroid as indicating one’s tendency to attribute fault or blame. Nemesis’s key phrase is “source of blame.”

Sources:

Lang-Wescott, Martha. Asteroids-Mechanics: Ephemerides II. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1990.
Lang-Wescott. Mechanics of the Future: Asteroids. Rev. ed. Conway, MA: Treehouse Mountain, 1991.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Nemesis

 

in ancient Greek mythology, the goddess of retribution, punishing the violators of social and moral norms. Nemesis was often depicted with the attributes of balance, control, punishment, and speed (scales, a bridle, a sword or a lash, wings, and a chariot pulled by griffins).

Nemesis

[′nem·ə·səs]
(astronomy)
A hypothetical, undetected, brown-dwarf companion of the sun, in a highly elongated orbit that would cause cometary material in Oort's Cloud to fall toward the inner region of the solar system approximately once every 2.8 × 107 years.

Nemesis

goddess of vengeance. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 173]
See: Anger

Nemesis

goddess of vengeance and retribution; nemesis has come to mean that which one cannot achieve. [Gr. Myth.: WB, 14: 116; Pop. Culture: Misc.]
See: Fate

Nemesis

daughter of Night, brought retribution upon haughty. [Gk. Myth.: Hall, 221]
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