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Erinyes   Listen

(classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals.  Synonyms: Eumenides, Fury.

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... recovered her sitting posture when she gasped to the freedman: "Nemesis, who helped, and is to continue to help her to destroy her foe? Well, well! Five talents—a great sum, a great sum! But the more the better! To Nemesis with them, to Ate and the Erinyes! The talons of the avenging goddess shall tear the beautiful face, the heart, and the liver of the accursed one! A twofold malediction on her who has wronged the son of ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... dead was Paris; for the Achaeans pressed Hard on the Trojans even unto Troy. Yet these charged forth—they could not choose but so, For Strife and deadly Enyo in their midst Stalked, like the fell Erinyes to behold, Breathing destruction from their lips like flame. Beside them raged the ruthless-hearted Fates Fiercely: here Panic-fear and Ares there Stirred up the hosts: hard after followed Dread With slaughter's ...
— The Fall of Troy • Smyrnaeus Quintus

Words linked to "Erinyes" :   mythical monster, Tisiphone, Alecto, mythical creature, Megaera, classical mythology

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