Tisiphone


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Tisiphone

(tĭsĭf`ənē): see FuriesFuries
or Erinyes
, in Greek and Roman religion and mythology, three daughters of Mother Earth, conceived from the blood of Uranus, when Kronos castrated him. They were powerful divinities that personified conscience and punished crimes against kindred blood,
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Tisiphone

one of the three Furies, vengeful deities who punish evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 274]
See: Anger
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Sounds great: Tisiphone Copsey, aged six, tries out the new Sensory Room at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
The reader also gets to wander through several brilliantly constructed realms in Hood's Swan Park from Arcadia to Hades, containing such sights as a "hissing Hydra," a "flame-breathing Chimera," a "hundred-armed Briareus," the river Acheron, and Tisiphone.
74] Serpents and hell-hounds roam, the witches call on Hecate and Tisiphone, vex human souls with "spells and drugs," gather bones and harmful herbs by moonlight, throw wax images on the magic fire, and "bury in the ground a wolf's beard and the tooth of a spotted snake.