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  • proper n. A Titan, the embodiment of divine order, law and custom. She was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Θέμις. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Themis is extremely accommodating to special requests (such as low-carbing the entrees) and is himself a health and fitness nut.

    April « 2009 « Off The Broiler

  • Hi everyone, i am stamatis from greece and Themis is my best friend, we grow up together in the same neiberhood (sorry about my english) in piraeus (kaminia) i know him 27 years and i am very proud for him and for what he did and for what he is going to do in the future!!!

    NJ Dining: A Taste of Greece 2.0 (UPDATED)

  • I can see that Themis is hard working and has been pleasing above and beyond all his customers.

    NJ Dining: A Taste of Greece 2.0 (UPDATED)

  • Thus he quotes approvingly a derivation of the name Themis from an assumed verb them, "to speak," whereas it is notoriously derived from, as statute comes ultimately from stare.

    Myths and Myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology

  • Half the population here have names as unchristian quite – Norma, Odoacer, Archimedes – my housemaid is called Themis – but Dionea seemed to scandalize every one, perhaps because these good folk had a mysterious instinct that the name is derived from Dione, one of the loves of Father Zeus, and mother of no less a lady than the goddess Venus.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • However, due to a similarity in orbital characteristics to a family of asteroids known as the Themis family, suggesting they may have resulted from the same break up of a larger body that created this group.

    Comets Posing as Asteroids (or is the the other way around?) | Universe Today

  • She was the daughter of randy Zeus and Themis a.k.a.

    HerScopes

  • FATES, the three, described as daughters of Night -- to indicate the darkness and obscurity of human destiny -- or of Zeus and Themis, that is, "daughters of the just heavens" they were Clo'tho, who spun the thread of life, Lach'esis, who held the thread and fixed its length and At'ropos, who cut it off

    The Age of Fable

  • Thus at Delphi the stratification of cults~shows us, undermost, the prehistoric, chthonian worship of the pre-Achaeans: Gaia (followed by, or identical with, "Themis"?) and the impersonal nymphs are the earliest tenants of the famous chasm and the spring Kassotis.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • "Themis" and "Themistes" are much less remotely linked with that persuasion which clung so long and so tenaciously to the human mind, of a divine influence underlying and supporting every relation of life, every social institution.

    Ancient Law Its Connection to the History of Early Society

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