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n. Greek Mythology
One of the Furies.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Furies; the others are Alecto and Tisiphone
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(məˈdʒɪər ə)

one of the Furies.
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Noun1.Megaera - one of the three FuriesMegaera - 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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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.