Nemesis

 

 

The Myth of Nemesis punishing Narcissus is all about the mind. Here we have another myth where they give the goddess a bad name. Most researchers believe Nemesis doesn’t want anyone to have too much good and she cursed those with to many gifts. This is ridiculous.

 

The Greek myth tells the story of how Nemesis punished Narcissus, a hunter in Greek mythology. The name Narcissus should give the translations away. Narcissus is where we get the name Narcissist. Narcissus was a very beautiful man who was very arrogant. He disdained those that loved him. In other words he was to good for anyone else to love him, he was stuck up in modern terms. One day while he was hunting in the woods, the Oread nymph Echo spotted him and fell for him. Hunting in myths usually means someone who is stuck in the ego mindset. When Narcissus senses that someone is following him, Echo reveals herself and tries to hug him. He pushes her away and tells her “do not disturb me”. Echo is the female side of his mind, his subconscious trying to come to the surface. As usual when someone is in the ego mindset, they don’t like the shadows showing themselves and they reject it. It goes on that Echo, in despair, roamed around for the rest of her life, and wilted away until all that was left was an echo sound. That is a perfect example of what happens to your subconscious after you reject it. You go on in your ego mindset and your subconscious is all but an echo. Every now and then you hear or see something, but it means nothing to you.

 

Nemesis, who is called the goddess of retribution and revenge, learns what happened and decides to punish Narcissus. It says that she leads him to a pool and he falls in love with his own reflection. Unable to abandon his reflection, he dies there. How does anyone get retribution and revenge out of this story?  Only a patriarch society would call the equal to Ma’at, the goddess of truth, balance, oder, harmony, law, morality and justice, a bad thing. This whole myth is about being all about yourself. We all know someone who is a Narcissist. Do you like being around them? Usually only other Narcissist like being around other narcissist.  Nemesis is Ma’at. She is the goddess of balance and harmony. When you are in the left brain only, your life will not be in harmony. Narcissus was in an extreme version of this, but the story gets it’s point across.   If you’re all about yourself, that’s who you’re going to live the rest of your life with, yourself.

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