Alecto


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Alecto

(əlĕk`tō): 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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Til Alecto free the dead From their eternal bands; 'Til the snakes drop from her head, And the whip from out her hands.
A page from the Domesday Book and a translation reproduced by kind permission of Editions Alecto Limited which can now be seen online
Jonson's specific source is Claudian's description of the destructive goddess Alecto, who 'summons .
Arthur Clive Owen Guinevere Keira Knightley Lancelot Ioan Gruffudd Merlin Stephen Dillane Cerdic Stellan Skarsgard Bors Ray Winstone Galahad Hugh Dancy Cynric Til Schweiger Tristan Mads Mikkelsen Dagonet Ray Stevenson Marius Honorius Ken Stott Ganis Charlie Creed-Miles Gawain Joel Edgerton Jols Sean Gilder Bishop Germanius Ivano Marescotti Alecto Lorenzo De Angelis
From our camp at the top of an icefall, we gaze south to the 2,938-metre peak of Lillooet Mountain, and to 2,618-metre Mount Alecto.
ed) (1987), Domesday Book Studies (London: Alecto Historical Editions).
The next incidence of "essiglio" in the GL concerns Argillano, the passionate Christian soldier who is put under a spell by the fury Alecto to mount a mutiny; this passage has the effect of denying the prescience of the pagan deities and agents, as if Alecto were only capable of inciting sedition in a weak and sleep-starved, exile-scarred victim like Argillano, whose name speaks metonymically of mortal man made of clay (argilla):
The anti-submarine arsenal, except for the torpedoes, will be deployed by the Alecto multimission launcher, which was designed by Saab Dynamics.
Domesday Book Studies, London, Alecto Historical Editions.
WHEN Orpheus, as old Poets tell, Carry'd his Music down to Hell, He fill'd the Shades with Joys; Alecto, and Tisiphone, Megoera, with Brown HECATE, Transported heard his Voice.
Later writers named them Alecto ("Unceasing in Anger"), Tisiphone ("Avenger of Murder"), and Megaera ("Jealous").