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(Greek myth) a goddess of order and justice
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • themis has left her throne on the right hand of Jove, and descended to the globe of earth.

    Imogen William Godwin
  • themis is said to be the faintest object in the solar system.

    Astronomy of To-day Cecil G. Dolmage
  • It seemed grotesque; but was worth a word, in view of the pranks of themis.

    It Never Can Happen Again

    William De Morgan
  • The gods,” said themis, “tell people what to do, but not how it is to be done.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • To do a thing that was not themis was a sure source of public disaster.

  • Perhaps, if it had been worded "my lawful son," themis would have jibbed.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • She was also goddess of justice; according to some, she was the daughter of Jupiter and themis.

    The Student's Mythology

    Catherine Ann White
  • The Hours were goddesses of the seasons, daughters of Zeus and themis.

    Minor Poems by Milton John Milton
  • themis is personified law, this being the meaning of the Greek word.

    Minor Poems by Milton John Milton
Word Origin and History for themis


Greek goddess of law and justice, literally "custom, law, right;" related to theme "that which is placed" (see theme).

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