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Lady Justice, Cascade County Courthouse, Great Falls, MT

Cascade County Courthouse - National Register of Historic Places Ref # 80002401, date listed 19800416

. 415 2nd Ave., N.

. Great Falls, MT (Cascade County)

. The personification of justice balancing the scales of truth and fairness dates back to the Goddess Maat, and later Isis, of ancient Egypt. The Hellenic deities Themis and Dike were later goddesses of justice. Themis was the embodiment of divine order, law, and custom, in her aspect as the personification of the divine rightness of law. However, a more direct connection is to Themis' daughter Dike, who was portrayed carrying scales. (1)

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  • Uploaded on January 31, 2013
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