Erinyes

(redirected from Erinys)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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,
..... Click the link for more information.
.

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]
References in periodicals archive ?
L'analyse des textes de la poesie latine imperiale confirme les dires de Servius et prouve qu'apres Virgile, les poetes confondirent Dirae, Erinys et Furiae, tout en les employant dans des contextes differencies ; synonymes, les termes eurent leur particularite demploi (13).
He then took a job with Erinys, who, in 2003, was awarded an 18- month contract to provide security for Iraq's oil refineries and pipelines.
Dos de los formadores que empleaba la compania britanico-sudafricana, Erinys en Irak habian sido miembros de la policia secreta en Sudafrica durante el apartheid.
Given his background and numerous tics to Nour and a network of other companies, including Erinys (bankrolled by Nour and tied to Chalabi through his nephew, the company's attorney), many Iraqis are skeptical about Chalabi's denial of reports that he received a $2 million finder's fee for helping Nour obtain an $80 million pipeline security contract.
41) In still other cases it could embody the Erinys, the angry spirit of the dead.
Last year it to renew a pipeline security contract held by Erinys International of South Africa, because of its inability to prevent attacks.
The Erinys offices were in several interconnected houses, at the center of which we saw a command center worthy of a James Bond film.
Take, for example, Erinys International, which contracts with the Pentagon to provide security services in Iraq.
British firm, Erinys, and all were former members of apartheid-era
In Iraq, Strydom and Gouws were employed by Erinys International, a security firm based in the United Kingdom.
5 million contract was signed in August with the Erinys International security firm of South Africa to improve security along the northern pipeline system.
at iuveni oranti subitus tremor occupat artus, deriguere oculi: tot Erinys sibilat hydris tantaque se facies aperit.