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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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