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, 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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(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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one of the three Furies, vengeful deities who punish evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 274]
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