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Adrestia (Ancient Greek: Ἀδρήστεια) in Greek mythology was a goddess of revolt, just retribution and sublime balance between good and evil. She was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. In other sources, she was identified as the Goddess of Vengeance, Nemesis, as her name was an epithet for Nemesis,[1] or an alternative spelling of Adrasteia, who acted as a nurse to the infant Zeus.[2][3] Her name means "she who cannot be escaped"[4][5]


  1. ^ Strabo, xiii, p. 588.
  2. ^ Lindgren, Margareta (1973). The people of Pylos: prosopographical and methodological studies in the Pylos archives (Part II). University of Uppsala. ISBN 9155400035.
  3. ^ Smith, William (1849). A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London, England: Spottiswoode and Co.
  4. ^ Valeken, ad Heroditus, iii, 40.
  5. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Adrasteia (2)", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 21

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