Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


n. Greek & Roman Mythology
One of the three Furies.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Furies; the others are Alecto and Megaera


(tɪˈsɪf əˌni)

(in Greek myth) one of the Furies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Tisiphone - one of the three Furies
Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
References in classic literature ?
No, this was rather one of those smiles which might be supposed to have come from the dimpled cheeks of the august Tisiphone, or from one of the misses, her sisters.
After a considerable mythological investigation, Donald Thomas in his Lewis Carroll: A Portrait with Background names the prototype of Wonderland's Queen of Hearts as Tisiphone, the Queen of Furies.
En second lieu, la position spatiale des deux Dirae, stationnant pres du trone du Jupiter, entre en contradiction avec les livres VI et VII, ou Allecto et Tisiphone resident dans les Enfers et sont explicitement designees comme des creatures stygiennes : elles occupent les chambres de fer (ferrei thalami VI, 273-80) ou le sejour infernal (sedes VII, 324, VII, 562).
Only the impious Tisiphone can draw Hippomedon away from the body of Tydeus.
drymaea es similar al observado para otros Pronophilina: Eteona tisiphone (FREITAS, 2002); Pedaliodes zingara (HEREDIA & VILORIA, 2004); Mygona irmina (GREENEY et.
45-46) That like the snakes of black Tisiphone Sting me with their embracings (AF.
She prayed for someone to save her, and the Furies answered, but in return she had to take Alecto's place and accept a bond with Megaera and Tisiphone to help them carry out acts of vengeance.
He may lay down rules and devise principles, and to rules and principles it will perhaps for years lie in subjection; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent to 'harrow the valleys, or be bound with a band in the furrow'--when it 'laughs at the multitude of the city, and regards not the crying of the driver'--when, refusing absolutely to make ropes out of sea-sand any longer, it sets to work on statue-hewing, and you have a Pluto or a Jove, a Tisiphone or a Psyche, a Mermaid or a Madonna, as Fate or Inspiration direct.
or thou shalt see The horrid hags of Tartary, Whose tresses ugly serpents be, And Cerberus shall bark at thee, And all the Furies that are three The worst is called Tisiphone, Shall lash thee to eternity; And therefor sleep thou peacefully Quiet, sleep
Patient Tisiphone Copsey, aged six and from Stokeon-Trent, was one of the first to try it out.
Aa And as Earth begins to self-destruct in defiance of her rape, Alecto, Magaera and Tisiphone, will speak for the voiceless dead who have been discarded, and billionaires will secrete themselves with the seeds of all the world's plant species locked in explosion-proof vaults, a mile below the ice under Svalbard.
Perhaps we should make the pope, Pluto, the Cardinalle his iudges Rodomanthus, Aecus, Minos, and Triptolomus, and his Curtesanes, Tisiphone, Megara, Alecto, Erynies, and Furies, his fery man Charon, and his porter, Cerbrus [sic].