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Erinyes (Furies) Sightings

  • Theogony by Hesiod 800BC - 700BC

    How weird would it be to be born from giant drops of blood? Find out in this ancient text.

  • The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus 458BC

    In this classic tragedy, The Erinyes don't waste any time swooping in after Orestes kills his mother, Clytemnestra.

  • The Eumenides by Aeschylus 458BC

    Time for a sequel. This time, the ladies of vengeance take Orestes to court and end up being renamed the Eumenides, meaning the Kindly Ones.

  • The Aeneid by Virgil

    Get the scoop on how Juno (Hera) called in a favor from the Furies, convincing the vengeful goddesses to inspire Turnus to make war on Aeneas in this epic Roman poem.

  • The Metamorphoses by Ovid 2

    In Ovid's collection of poems, the Furies help out jealous Juno (Hera) and heap some vengeance down on Ino and Athamas.

  • Inferno by Dante Alighieri 1400

    In Dante's famous epic poem, Alecto, Tisiphone, and Magaera have fun shrieking horrible threats at Dante and Virgil deep in the bowls of Hell—sounds like a fun vacation.

  • Xena: Warrior Princess 1995

    The Furies swoop in to drive Xena insane when she refuses to kill her father for killing her mother (eek!) in this TV series.

  • The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman 1996

    After the Lord of Dreams kills his son, he's got to face some major retribution from the Erinyes in this graphic novel.

  • Sandman Presents: The Furies by Mike Carey 2003

    In this sequel to Neil Gaiman's The Kindly Ones, the Furies are back and ready for vengeance.

  • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 2005

    Have you ever suspected that your algebra teacher might secretly be a Fury? Well... you might find the proof in this Percy Jackson novel.

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