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Erinyes(ērĭn`ē-ēz): see FuriesFuries
, 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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(the Furies) angry and avenging deities who pursue evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 347]
(Furies) three sisters who tormented those guilty of blood crimes, driving them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
three sisters who pursue those guilty of blood crimes and drive them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
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