Megaera


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Megaera:

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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Megaera

 

(Megara), in ancient Greek mythology, one of the Erinyes (called the Furies by the Romans). They were goddesses of vengeance who pursued the guilty one and drove him insane. In the figurative sense, an evil and shrewish woman.

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Megaera

one of the three Furies, vengeful deities who punish evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 274]
See: Anger
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In some accounts there were three, named Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megaera.