The Furies

In Greek mythology the Erinýes “the gracious ones” but also translated as “Kind-hearted Ones” or “Kindly Ones” or Furies or Dirae in Roman mythology became female deities of Vengeance or supernatural personifications of the anger of the dead. “those who beneath the earth punish whosoever has sworn a false oath”. Born from Nyx, “Night”. Their number is usually left indeterminate.

They were also the guardians of the law, when the state had not yet intervened, or did not exist, or when the crime was a crime of ethics and not actual law . For example, they would protect beggars and strangers, punish those who stole the birds’ young and even look out for the dogs.

a fury Without mercy, the Furies would punish all crime including the breaking of rules considering all aspects of society. They would strike the offenders with madness and never stopped following criminals. The worst of all crimes was matricide, and first and foremost, the Furies would punish this kind of crime.

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