Not all angels are nice…
In Greek mythology, Nemesis was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess; the goddess of revenge. The name Nemesis is related to the Greek word νέμειν [némein], meaning “to give what is due”.

“Nemesis” is now often used as a term to describe one’s worst enemy, normally someone or something that is the exact opposite of oneself but is also somehow similar.

Stock – Nemesis

More Greek myth inspired artworks…
The Suicide of Dido

Medusa Once Was Beautiful

Taking Europa

The Conception of Helen

The Dying Dryad

Medea the Sorceress


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Vanessa Barklay is RavenMadd, accomplished digital artist who has sold work on and off Red Bubble, lives in Far Nth Queensland, Australia – specializing in Fantasy, Mythology, History and Space inspired artworks.

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  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    so stricking and powerful!!! beautiful dear V!!!

  • Thanks so much georgie! I wanted to do this one before but couldn’t find a good nemesis, then found this one, just what I was after! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Thanks so much for enjoying it Kim! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Deborah! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 3 years ago

  • Wow Ushna, don’t know how I missed your wonderful banner on my work! Thank you for the Feature, truly appreciated!!":O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    March 18,2011

  • Thank you so very much Flowers and Fantasy & Mystical Things Group, much appreciated!! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 3 years ago

    Your welcome Vanessa

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaalmost 2 years ago

    You do some fabulous work, Vanessa. So beautiful.

  • Thanks a lot Ralph, I get alot of enjoyment out of creating these kinds of works :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

  • CrismanArt
    CrismanArtalmost 2 years ago

    WOW, powerful strength, straight spine with the sword of JUSTICE for divine balance, Vanessa! Excellent creation and invitation to visualize her! Her energy is needed to cut down corruption. Love the striking light and shadow in this image! Congratulations to YOU!!! Christiane

  • Thank you so much, I love your evocative description of it, I spend alot of time finding the right models for the moods, much appreciated Chris! :O)

    – Vanessa Barklay

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