Nemesis (mythology)

Coin with Nemesis figure
   In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the god­dess of retribution. She was the daughter of Erebus and Night, or, according to some accounts of Zeus and Necessity. She rep­resented the righteous anger of the gods. In case a mortal became insolent or haugh­ty, or puffed up by overweening pride, it was the part of Nemesis to inflict suitable punishment, and bring the erring one into a state of due humility. She is represented in art as a woman of majestic bearing, wrapped in a tunic. Sometimes she is seat­ed in a car drawn by dragons. Her figure appears frequently on ancient coins and costly gems. Her worship was widespread.