Erinyes

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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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She shares too Apollo's critical attitude towards the limitations of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (compare 217-18 and 621 of Apollo with 426-32 of Athena).(19) And in effecting the transition from Erinyes to Semnai which is endorsed by Zeus and Moira (1046), Athena is agreeing to broaden their powers to include all murder (their restriction to kin-murder is part of the criticism of both Athena and Apollo).
81-3, 224) focus on the outcome for the Erinyes, neither do they exclude a solution (and 81-2 [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which later has its reflex in 886 and 900, might in prophetic mode incorporate not merely the trial, but also the solution of Athena whereby these particular Erinyes, by conversion to Semnai Theai, are irrevocably detached from the case of Orestes).
the need to change the Erinyes of Orestes into Semnai Theai.