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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First record of the rare bat Cyttarops alecto (Thomas, 1913) (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) for the western Brazilian Amazonia, with comments on the type locality.
The play opens with the fury of Alecto's eight-page monologue in which she graphically recounts the horrors of civil wars and sets up the action that will ensue; Madame de Nemours, the duke's mother, foresees her son's demise in act two; the king and his counselors devise a plan to assassinate the duke in act three.
Alecto Energy PLC (Alecto Energy) (LSE: ALO), a United Kingdom-based resource investment company, has decided to convert its loan to Bulgarian Mining Corporation (BMC) into a 20 percent equity position in BMC.
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For a while he worked for the Arts Council, and he was one of the founders of the specialist printmaking group, Editions Alecto.
This action prompted the British to send four warships: the HMS Alecto, HMS Phoebe, HMS Philomel and HMS Widgem to attack all the villages around Ebrohimi, which were destroyed.
"Perhaps we should make the pope, Pluto, the Cardinalle his iudges Rodomanthus, Aecus, Minos, and Triptolomus, and his Curtesanes, Tisiphone, Megara, Alecto, Erynies, and Furies, his fery man Charon, and his porter, Cerbrus [sic]." (8) Returning to Rufinus's argument from the fourth century and relying on humanist scholarship that translated the Hebrew sheol as "grave," Carlisle maintained that the "hell" of the article should be taken literally, as the place where Christ was buried.