1. (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
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How To Use Erinyes In A Sentence

  • Then there are the Erinyes if you want to be really really hard-core. International Anne Johnson Day
  • The Erinyes are propitiated by a new ritual, in which they are worshipped as Eumenides, and Orestes dedicates an altar to Athena Areia. 2008 August |
  • On a fifth day, they say, the Erinyes assisted at the birth of Horcus (Oath) whom Eris (Strife) bare to trouble the forsworn. Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
  • Greek mythology had angry deities of vengeance and retribution, known as the Erinyes. SuperCooperators
  • Orestes goes mad after the deed and is pursued by the Erinyes, whose duty it is to punish any violation of the ties of family piety. 2008 August |
  • Lost journal entries are addressed to … the Erinyes? 2 BOOKS by REBECCA LOUDON
  • The Erinyes demand their victim; he pleads the orders of Apollo; the votes of the judges are equally divided, and Athena gives her casting vote for acquittal. 2008 August |
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