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
- 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.