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n. Greek & Roman Mythology
One of the Furies.


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


(əˈlɛk toʊ)

one of the Furies.
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Noun1.Alecto - one of the three Furies
Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
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though Alecto breathe no more her fire into him' (IX.
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The next incidence of "essiglio" in the GL concerns Argillano, the passionate Christian soldier who is put under a spell by the fury Alecto to mount a mutiny; this passage has the effect of denying the prescience of the pagan deities and agents, as if Alecto were only capable of inciting sedition in a weak and sleep-starved, exile-scarred victim like Argillano, whose name speaks metonymically of mortal man made of clay (argilla):
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