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ADIKIA
 
Greek Name Transliteration Latin Spelling Translation
Αδικια Adikia Adicia Injustice (adikia)
Dike & Adicia | Athenian red-figure amphora C6th B.C. | Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Dike & Adicia, Athenian amphora C6th B.C.,
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

ADIKIA (or Adicia) was the spirit (daimona) of injustice and wrong-doing. She was depicted as an ugly barbarian woman with tattooed skin. Her opposite number was Dike (Justice) who was sometimes represented beating her with a club.

PARENTS

Nowhere stated, perhaps NYX or ERIS


Pausanias, Description of Greece 5. 18. 2(trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
"[Among the images decorating the chest of Kypselos (Cypselus) dedicated at Olympia:] A beautiful woman is punishing an ugly one, choking her with one hand and with the other striking her with a staff. It is Dike (Justice) who thus treats Adikia (Adicia, Injustice)."


Sources:

  • Pausanias, Description of Greece - Greek Travelogue C2nd A.D.