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ADIKIA

Greek Name

Αδικια

Transliteration

Adikia

Latin Spelling

Adicia

Translation

Injustice (adikia)

Dike & Adicia | Athenian red-figure amphora C6th B.C. | Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Dike beating Adikia with a mallet, Athenian red-figure amphora C6th B.C., Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

ADIKIA (Adicia) was the personified 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 depicted beating her with a club.


PARENTS

Nowhere stated, perhaps NYX or ERIS


CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES

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 (Injustice)."


SOURCES

GREEK

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