Hvem er Aidos?

Aidos var en Græsk Gudinde, der står bl.a. for ydmyghed, og var tæt knyttet til Nemesis der sørgede for at dem der ikke fulgte Aidos’s råd om at leve korrekt fik en Nemesis (den kender vi vist alle).

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Aidos (Ancient Greek: Αἰδώς) was the Greek goddess of shame, modesty, and humility. Aidos, as a quality, was that feeling of reverence or shame which restrains men from wrong. It also encompassed the emotion that a rich person might feel in the presence of the impoverished, that wealth was more a matter of luck than merit.

She was the last goddess to leave the earth after the Golden Age. She was a close companion of the goddess of vengeance Nemesis.[1] One source calls her daughter ofPrometheus.[2] Mythologically, she is often considered to be more of a personification than a physical deity.

There are references to her in various early Greek plays, such as Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus, Iphigenia at Aulis by Euripides, and Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.

There were altars to Aidos in Athens[3] and in Lacedaemon.[4]

Some sources mention Aeschyne as a personification of shame and reverence;[5][6] this figure appears to be equivalent to Aidos.