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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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Although this firm is also engaged in providing "protection services" to such high-profile contractors as Bechtel and Halliburton's subsidiary KBR, little is actually known of Erinys.
When Telamonian Ajax (son of Hesione) encounters Hector (Hesione's nephew), Erinys is delighted at the prospect of fratricide, but is thwarted by Pietas, who reveals their consanguinity:
Police said last night Po-210 had been found at a further two West End addresses ( the Grosvenor Street offices of international security company Erinys and at 7 Down Street.
Erinys also confirmed last night that Mr Litvinenko had visited its offices in Grosvenor Street.
They were working for British security company Erinys, which among others had a pounds 40bn contract to guard Iraq's oil supplies and claims to have an "unparalleled reputation for delivering professional services under the most demanding of conditions to the world's leading corporations and governments".
According to the Associated Press, 'Iraq's security crisis and its long, porous land borders left the country's petroleum industry with no effective protection against saboteurs -- either Saddam loyalists or tribesmen competing for jobs with the British security firm Erinys International, which has a contract to secure oil wells and pipelines.
His funeral will be attended by his comrades from the forces, as well as colleagues from security-firm Erinys who were with him when he was killed.
Steve Amphlett, from Robert's team at Erinys security where he worked, said: "God Bless you Swanny, the world has lost another great man.
The loving husband, from Gosforth, Newcastle, was working for global security firm Erinys when he was killed.
During the day he is reported to have meetings with exiled Russian Boris Berezovsky at his central London office, KGB men at various hotels and with security firm Erinys.
A spokesman said: "Mr Litvinenko visited the offices of Erinys on a matter totally unrelated to issues now being investigated by the police.
The 25 Grosvenor Street offices are home to international security company Erinys, who confirmed last night that Litvinenko had visited them.