Eumenides


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Eu·men·i·des

 (yo͞o-mĕn′ĭ-dēz′)
pl.n. Greek Mythology
A group of usually three goddesses, often described as benevolent fertility deities but identified in some traditions with the Furies.

[Greek eumenides (theai), gracious (goddesses), euphemism for the Furies, from eumenē, good-spirited : eu-, eu- + menos, spirit, disposition; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

Eumenides

(juːˈmɛnɪˌdiːz)
pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) another name for the Furies, used by the Greeks as a euphemism
[from Greek, literally: the benevolent ones, from eumenēs benevolent, from eu- + menos spirit]

Eu•men•i•des

(yuˈmɛn ɪˌdiz)

n.pl.
the Furies of Greek myth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Eumenides - (classical mythology) the hideous snake-haired monsters (usually three in number) who pursued unpunished criminals
classical mythology - the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks
Alecto - one of the three Furies
Megaera - one of the three Furies
Tisiphone - one of the three Furies
References in classic literature ?
In Flaxman's drawing of the Eumenides of Aeschylus, Orestes supplicates Apollo, whilst the Furies sleep on the threshold.
Cuando las personas se arrepentian de sus delitos o habian recibido el perdon las diosas se convertian en las Eumenides, diosas buenas o de la reconciliacion.
todos patos feos todos cisnes de zanjon y nunca--escuchame bien hijo--nunca las Erinias seran Eumenides (Ruiz 64)
Tal es el caso de Eumenides y, si creemos que toda trilogia tragica esta construida de similar manera a la Orestiada por ser esta la unica que conservamos, es de esperarse que la tercera obra siempre fuera asi.
And, lying in wait, guided by the Eumenides (the Greek deities of vengeance whose name is synonymous with fury as well as justice), a figure is taking shape as if, in classical terms, in fulfillment of a dreadful fate: Marine Le Pen.
Dan por hecho que situan a las victimas en el centro de los procesos y relatos, pero muy a menudo solo quieren escucharlas si ellas se cinen al reparto esperado: Erinias o Eumenides, heroes vengadores o sabios que trabajan por la paz.
Endymion, a loyal lover, also becomes a foil to his youthful, loyal friend Eumenides, and in age, a double to another old man in the play, the ever-faithful Geron.
They are Persians (472 BC), the earliest Greek tragedy that has come down to us; Seven Against Thebes (467 BC); Suppliants (probably 463 BC); and the three plays of the Oresteia trilogy: Agammemnon, Libation Bearers, and Eumenides.
Entre estas divinidades son fundamentales las Erinias, conocidas tambien como Eumenides o Furias.
The last part of the trilogy, The Eumenides, sees Orestes go before Athena and 11 other judges to decide whether the killing of his mother makes him guilty of the crime of murder.
Stanford, Charles Villiers, The Eumenides (Aeschylus), November 1885