|In Greek mythology, Nemesis is
the goddess of divine justice and vengeance. Her anger is
directed toward human transgression of the natural, right
order of things and of the arrogance causing it. Nemesis
pursues the insolent and the wicked with inflexible
vengeance. Her cult probably originated from Smyrna. She
is regarded as the daughter of Oceanus or Zeus, but
according to Hesiod she is a child of Erebus and Nyx.
She is portrayed as serious looking woman with in her left hand a whip, a rein, a sword, or a pair of scales. In the Hellenistic period she was portrayed with a steering wheel. Also called Rhamnusia, from a temple and statue of her in Rhamnus, a village in the northern part of Attica. The epithet Adastreia, "she whom none can escape", properly of the those of the Phrygian Cybele, was later applied to her.