Dike was the goddess of justice, fair judgements and the rights established by custom and law.

Residence: Mount Olympus
Symbols: Scales
Parents: Zeus and Themis
Siblings: The Horae and The Morae
Roman equivalent: Justitia

Justitia, painting by Howard David Johnson.

She was one of the three Horae, goddesses of the seasons, and keepers of the gates of heaven. Her sisters were Eunomia (Good Order) and Eirene (Peace). Like her siblings, she probably also represented an aspect of springtime growth.

An 1886 bas-relief figure of Dike Astraea in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at the Vermont State House. (c) GearedBull

One of her epithets was Astraea, referring to her appearance as the constellation Virgo.

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