Tisiphone


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Tisiphone

(tĭsĭf`ənē): 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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Tisiphone

one of the three Furies, vengeful deities who punish evil-doers. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 274]
See: Anger
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sed memor Elysii regis noxasque recensens Tydeos in medios astu subit impia campos Tisiphone: sensere acies subitusque cucurrit sudor equis sudorque uiris, quamquam ore remisso Inachium fingebat Halyn, nusquam impius ignis uerberaque, et iussi tenuere silentia crines.
A chanteuse as Greek chorus, Tisiphone (Paula Arundell) completes the trinity, many of her lines sung in a raspy, Marianne Faithfull-with-less-range style.
Distribucion de algunos lepidopteros de la Sierra de Nanchititla, Mexico, con especial referencia a Tisiphone maculata Hpff.
[73] Featured again in Horace's eighth satire hideous, sallow-hued Canidia walks with "black robe tucked up, her feet bare, her hair dishevelled, shrieking with the elder Sagana." [74] Serpents and hell-hounds roam, the witches call on Hecate and Tisiphone, vex human souls with "spells and drugs," gather bones and harmful herbs by moonlight, throw wax images on the magic fire, and "bury in the ground a wolf's beard and the tooth of a spotted snake." The scene is treated humorously -- Horace uses hyperbole and the satire ends with the two witches frightened and sent flying by the loud noise when the buttocks of the wooden statue of Priapus crack open -- but his witches made a great impression on the humanists.
"periclo": the Fury Tisiphone was the minister at the bridal,
WHEN Orpheus, as old Poets tell, Carry'd his Music down to Hell, He fill'd the Shades with Joys; Alecto, and Tisiphone, Megoera, with Brown HECATE, Transported heard his Voice.
The three miniature librettos, each by a different author, provided Mondonville with a wide range of contrasting moods and situations--almost too wide in the case of the final entree, which includes a descent into Hades, torment by the fury Tisiphone, a shipwreck, and the transformation of the nymph Psyche into an ugly hag.
Later writers named them Alecto ("Unceasing in Anger"), Tisiphone ("Avenger of Murder"), and Megaera ("Jealous").
Juno prevails on Tisiphone to drive Ino and Athamas mad, and Ino throws herself and her child over a cliff-top into the sea.
Rome loomed over the killing fields, the Virgilian Tisiphone who vocat agmina saeva sororum [summons the savage hosts of her sisters].