Like the furies, the Cheneys stand for unreason and emotionalism.
But it turns out The furies of Maidan is not a figment of his imagination.
In certain tragedies, these singers personated the Eumenides or furies.
All this, too, amid screams and fiendish laughter that resembled an orgie of furies.
Lastly, they are threatened with all the furies and all the vengeance of heaven, and God loads them with favours.
The furies lie in wait for thee, wretched husband of their daughter!
Hardly was the fatal act committed when the furies appeared and unceasingly pursued the unfortunate Orestes wherever he went.
In their lives ran the same strain of madness, the madness of the furies, as in his own.
We rushed on board like furies; but, in the desperate struggle, our captain fell, and almost every officer on board.
A case in point is Orestes pursued by the furies, as described by the poets.
late 14c., "fierce passion," from Old French furie (14c.), from Latin furia "violent passion, rage, madness," related to furere "to rage, be mad." Romans used Furiæ to translate Greek Erinyes, the collective name for the avenging deities sent from Tartarus to punish criminals (in later accounts three in number and female). Hence, figuratively, "an angry woman" (late 14c.).
In classical mythology, hideous female monsters who relentlessly pursued evildoers.
as attributed to God, is a figurative expression for dispensing afflictive judgments (Lev. 26:28; Job 20:23; Isa. 63:3; Jer. 4:4; Ezek. 5:13; Dan. 9:16; Zech. 8:2).