Nemesis is a unique gender-neutral name of Greek origin. Though the English word "nemesis" is common, the role Nemesis played in Greek mythology isn't quite as well-known. Nemesis, also known as Rhamnusia, is the goddess of enacting retribution against hubris. Hubris means arrogance, and this goddess would balance the scales and is known mostly for her actions against Narcissus. Narcissus was a beautiful, vain man who was cursed by this goddess to fall in love with his own reflection. He was turned into the narcissus flower, which hangs over bodies of water, staring at its reflection for all of its days. The name Nemesis might mean "vengeance" but its connection to Greek mythology maintains a connection to staying humble—a lesson we all could afford to learn.
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