Erinyes


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Erinyes

(ērĭn`ē-ēz): 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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Erinyes

(the Furies) angry and avenging deities who pursue evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Leach, 347]
See: Anger

Erinyes

(Furies) three sisters who tormented those guilty of blood crimes, driving them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
See: Madness

Erinyes (Furies)

three sisters who pursue those guilty of blood crimes and drive them mad. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 320]
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When Hammon writes, "I have passed the common bounds set for man, and must soon go the way of all the earth" (Ransom 107), one cannot help but imagine his delight as everything comes together in his head: Pluche's identification of the god Jupiter-Hammon with "the course of the sun," Hammon's self-image as a light of truth to his fellow slaves, his use of encoded meaning, both in numerological structure and semantic savvy, and, perhaps, knowledge of Heraditus's dictum: "Sun will not overstep his measures, otherwise the Erinyes, ministers of Justice, will find him out.
The beam reveals Zeus' anger and invites the heroes to purify themselves,(22), or warns that they are being pursued by the Erinyes, who avenge wrongs, especially murders committed among kinsmen.
to Pommerania (815), just as the Erinyes chase Orestes.
27) For yet another possible function, see Boblet 2008: 239-40, who argues that Les Bienveillantes lead to a catharsis comparable to the integration of the Erinyes at the end of the Oresteia.
But Plath transforms de Chirico's passive and harmless dummies into vicious Erinyes who hound her day and night to make her try harder to fulfill her mother's ambitions and to make her feel guilty because of her inability to reach the goals her mother had set for her.