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Erinyes (Furies) - Ouranos vs. Gaia

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Ouranos vs. Gaia

Case Description: Complainant (Ouranos) accuses Defendant (Gaia) of aggravated assault. When Ouranos imprisoned the Cyclopes and the Hekatonkheries deep inside of Gaia and refused to let them out, Gaia took revenge. She had her Titan children hold him down, while her son Kronos castrated Ouranos.

Case Status: Dismissed on the grounds that Ouranos is a butthead.

Addendum: It is rumored that the Erinyes were born from the aftermath of this grizzly event. When Ouranos's blood rained down on Gaia, the earth, she gave birth to the ladies of vengeance.

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