Deities & Prophets of Justice
The attached spreadsheet provides a list of deities or prophets related to justice across religions/spiritual practices.
Summary of Findings
- Egyptians believed that when mankind stopped following Ra's laws, he sent Sekhmet to punish them and restore justice. Sekhmet is the Egyptian deity referred to as "Powerful One."
- Themis is a goddess of justice in Greek mythology. She venerated "law and order" in the form of natural order and proper way of things, particularly in families and communities.
- In Roman mythology, Justitia is the goddess of justice, and she is represented by a combination of balance scales, a sword, and a blindfold.
- Ma'at is an Egyptian goddess that personifies truth, justice, and cosmic order.
- Forseti is a god in Norse mythology personifying justice and reconciliation.
- Nemesis is the goddess of retribution in Greek mythology, and she acted as a form of cosmic justice. "She punished the evildoers and all people who didn't deserve their good fortune."
- In Christianity, the justice of God and his mercy are revealed in Jesus Christ. He is considered to have died for the sins of man and then resurrected.
- Allah is the "holy prophet, the messenger of God, and the founder of the religion of Islam." Muslims consider Allah as the source of real justice.
- In Chinese mythology, Eight Immortals are ancient legendary heroes who fought for justice and defeated evil.
- Utu was the "ancient Mesopotamian pantheon" regarded as the deity of the sun and god of justice.