The introduction of Themis gives the keynote of the hymn; the poet entreats for the favour of Zeus, the god of Law and Righteousness. For the Homeric conception of Themis see Il. 15.87 , U 4, b 68. Her relation with Zeus is prominent in later myth and cult. In Hesiod (Theog. 901) she is the wife of Zeus; cf. Pind. fr. 30 (this was the Theban belief; cf. Paus.ix. 25. 4). At Aegina she was worshipped as Dios xeniou paredros, Pind. Ol.viii. 21(the title paredros is applied by Bacchyl.xi. 51 to Hera as the wife of Zeus). Cf. also Aesch. Supp.360, Soph. El.1064; Preller-Robert i.^{2} p. 475 f.