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Goddess of equilibrium, balance between good and evil, just retribution and revolt; handmaiden of Nemesis
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AbodeMount Olympus
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ParentsAphrodite and Ares
SiblingsEros, Anteros, Phobos, Deimos, and Harmonia

Adrestia (Ancient Greek: Ἀδρήστεια) in Greek mythology "she who cannot be escaped" is the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite and known to accompany her father Ares to war. She was venerated as a goddess of revolt, just retribution and sublime balance between good and evil. Because of her role in revenge and retribution, she was usually portrayed with Nemesis, and sometimes identical to Nemesis herself, who had the epithet of Adrestia or Adrasteia. She was also believed to be another war figure, similar to her brothers Phobos and Deimos.

"She whom none can escape". Properly an epithet of Rhea Cybele in her attribute of the Mother who punishes human injustice, which is a transgression of the natural right order of things. The Greeks and Romans identified her with Nemesis.

— Micha F. Lindemans

The union between Ares and Aphrodite produced many children: Eros (the god of love), Anteros (the god of requited love), Phobos (the god of fear), Deimos (the god of terror) and Harmonia (the goddess of harmony and concord), besides Adrestia herself. Gods would try to get on her side and she would be fought over by the gods and titans.