Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Themis - Greek Goddess of Law

Themis is the Greek Goddess of Justice, She is described as "of good counsel", and is the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom.Themis means "law of nature" rather than human ordinance, literally "that which is put in place". She stands outside the Law Courts in George Street. The enscription below explains.

Unveiled by the State Governor his Excellency
Sir Walter Campbell 19th February 1987


  1. This would be the same God who made the sometime Queensland Minister of Police the Minister for Racing and Gaming ? Mind you, the same Minister has a gorgeous grand daughter.

  2. What an interesting statue. Thanks for the interesting post.

  3. My bro and his daughter are lawyers. They have a little statue in the house. It has her eyes covered. Something he said that justice is blind.

  4. Very impressive. I want no truck with Madame Themis because of her arming. I know statues on court houses which have an additional blindfold. Interesting that Themis has not.

  5. Never knew that was her name. I've seen ones with the blindfold as well.

  6. John Snelson

    On the ball, mate. Also the Minister for having a road diverted past a tavern that he owned, the Minister that had no ideas of casinos at that time, the minister who collected money in brown envelopes - yes the list goes on! Fortunately for him, he died, before "Themis" caught up with him.
    I think the Grand-daughter has his genes!!!

    Colin (HB)

  7. An unusual and interesting post!

  8. What a great and interesting post, Bill! Love your photos! I also find it interesting that she isn't blindfolded like the ones here and I'm glad to learn her name and she is well armed! Hope your week is off to a great start!


  9. I like to think that what goes round comes round. But not in the fashion Colin said, but in the way...what you dish out will come back and get you!


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