Themis, the Titaness of divine law and order

Themis is a daughter of Uranus (or Helios) and Ge. She was married to Zeus, by whom she became the mother of the Horae, Eunomia, Dice (Astraea), Eirene and the Moerae. In the Homeric poems, Themis is the personification of the order of things established by law, custom and equity, whence she is described as reigning in the assemblies of men; and as convening, by the command of Zeus, the assembly of the gods. She dwells in Olympus and is on friendly terms with Hera.



  • Photo: Chairestratos: Themis. Marble, c. 300 BC. Found in Rhamnonte, at the temple of Nemesis. Dedicated to Themis by Megacles. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Ricardo André Frantz, 2006, CC BY-SA 3.0.
  • Themis at the Greek Myth Index (Retrieved on October 21, 2017).