Erinyes

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E·rin·y·es

 (ĭ-rĭn′ē-ēz′)
pl.n. Greek Mythology
The demonic female spirits, often three in number, who pursue and punish the doers of unavenged crimes.

Erinyes

(ɪˈrɪnɪˌiːz)
pl n, sing Erinys (ɪˈrɪnɪs; ɪˈraɪ-)
(Classical Myth & Legend) myth another name for the Furies
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Noun1.Erinyes - (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
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Harrison (1908, 286-9) adduces the examples of the Charites, Semnai, Moirai, and the daughters of Cecrops; she adds, moreover, the useful observation that "The women-trinities rose out of dualities, but not every duality became a trinity.
31) There may be further ritual implications in the conversion of the noisy Furies into Semnai Theai (Venerable Goddesses).