- any of the Furies.
Examples from the Web for erinyes
But Orestes was not yet relieved from the vengeance of the Erinyes.
Why do the Erinyes persecute him and not her who is far more guilty?The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State
The blacke infernall Furies, the Erinyes, or goddesses of vengeance, who dwelt in Erebus.Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I</p>
The Erinyes or Eumenides are the deities whose business it is to punish, in hades, the crimes committed upon earth.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
The Erinyes brought their accusation, and Orestes pleaded the command of the Delphic oracle as his excuse.
- myth another name for the Furies
Word Origin and History for erinyes
(plural erinyes), one of the three avenging spirits (Alecto, Tisiphone, Megaera) in Greek religion, of unknown origin, perhaps "the angry spirit" (cf. Arcadian erinein "to be angry," Greek orinein "to raise, stir, excite," eris "strife, discord"). Related: Erinnic.