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Titaness of Divine Law, Order, Customs & Assemblies

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Themis by GENZOMAN

THEMIS (Θεμις) is the Titan goddess of divine law and order—the traditional rules of conduct first established by the gods. She was also a prophetic goddess who presided over the most ancient oracles, including Delphoi. In this role, she was the divine voice (themistes) who first instructed mankind in the primal laws of justice and morality, such as the precepts of piety, the rules of hospitality, good governance, conduct of assembly, and pious offerings to the gods. In Greek, the word themis referred to divine law, those rules of conduct long established by custom. Unlike the word nomos, the term was not usually used to describe laws of human decree.

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

–Benjamin Franklin

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History and Myths

Themis was an early bride of Zeus and his first counsellor. She was often represented seated beside his throne advising him on the precepts of divine law and the rules of fate.

Themis was closely identified with Demeter Thesmophoros ("Bringer of Law"). Indeed Themis' six children, the spring-time Horai and death-bringing Moirai, reflect the dual-functions of Demeter's own daughter Persephone. Themis was also identified with Gaia (Earth) especially in the role of the oracular voice of earth.

Zeus and Themis would become close and it was said that Themis would become the second wife of Zeus, after Zeus had swallowed Metis his first wife. The union of Themis and Zeus was said to have brought forth two sets of children, the three Horai and the three Moirai.

In Greek mythology the first generation of Horai were three sisters named Dike, Eirene, and Eunomia. The Horai were primarily goddesses of the season, but were also closely associated with the division of time, and thus in both roles were considered to be goddesses of order, just like their mother.

The Moirai are also often referred to as the Fates, and they like the Horai were three sisters, Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis. The Moirai were in control of the life thread of all mortals, and even gods were guided by them.

The relationship of Themis and Zeus would eventually come to an end, for famously, later on Hera would become wife of Zeus. The fate of Themis though was nothing like Metis, and even after Zeus and Themis were separated, Themis remained a revered goddess, with Themis offering guidance to her former husband, and even plotting with Zeus. In some versions of the tale of the Trojan War, it was Zeus and Themis who planned the whole war to bring an end to the Age of Heroes, a plan that started with Eris throwing the Golden Apple, to the Sacking of Troy.

Themis is also said to had helped Leto, along with her sisters Theia and Rhea, with a birth of Apollo and later suckled him with heavenly nectar and ambrosia. According to Ovid`s Metamorphoses, Themis was the one who released Sphinx to Thebes to annoy travellers with its riddles. And once Oedipus solved the riddle and destroyed Sphinx, Themis was heartbroken and angered. Without delay she sent another savage beast, this time to ravage the city.

Vital Statistics

Titles

Titaness of Divine Law
Titaness of Order
Titaness of Customs
Titaness of Assemblies

Gender

Female

Status

Immortal

Species

Titaness

Affiliation

Olympians

Weapon

Scales of Justice

Home

Mt. Olympus

Roman Form

Justitia or Iustitia

Appearance

Varies

Family

Father

Mother

Spouse(s)

Zeus [ previously ]

Siblings

Theia, Mnemosyne, Phoebe & Rhea [ sisters ]
Oceanus, Hyperion, Iapetus, Krios, Koios, Kronos, Arges, Brontes, Steropes, Cottus, Gyges & Briares [ brothers ]
Aphrodite [ paternal half-sister ]
Typhon [ maternal half-brother ]

Demigod Children

Immortal Children

The Moirai & The Horai

Lover(s)

N/A

Other

N/A

Scope/Powers

Patron Of

Divine Law / Order / Customs / Assemblies

Symbols

Scales of Justice / Bronze Sword

Sacred Animals

N/A

Sacred Plants

N/A

Assumed Powers

  • Possesses the natural abilities of a titaness.
    • Immortality
    • Omnipotence
  • Justice Manipulation
    • Law Inducement
    • Law Intuition
    • Lie Detection
    • Penance Stare
    • Punishment
    • Truth Inducement
  • Justice Embodiment
    • Body Language Analysis
    • Enhanced Hearing
    • Enhanced Investigation
    • Enhanced Memory
    • Enhanced Surveillance
    • Law Intuition
    • Lie Detection
    • Photographic Deduction

Trivia

Trivia

God/Goddess of the Month Awards

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