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τὰν οὐρανίαν Θέμιν. Pindar, in a “ὕμνος” for the Thebans (fr. 30), celebrates “τὰν εὔβουλον Θέμιν οὐρανίαν”, brought by the Fates from the Ocean stream to Olympus, where she was wedded to Zeus, and gave birth to the “ἀλαθέας Ὥρας”, ‘the true Seasons,’ who come so surely in their turn. Thus there is a twofold fitness in the mention of her here. She is the goddess of just counsel, enthroned beside Zeus (“Διὸς..πάρεδρος..Θέμις”, Ol. 8. 21); and her faithful daughters will bring the time of vengeance.

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