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Erinyes (Furies) Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970 - Jan 1, 1970

Theogony by Hesiod

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Libation Bearers by Aeschylus

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Eumenides by Aeschylus

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.


Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

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

Dec 20, 2019

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

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.

Dec 20, 1995

Xena: Warrior Princess

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

Dec 20, 1996

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

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

Dec 20, 2019

Sandman Presents: The Furies by Mike Carey

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

Dec 20, 2019

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

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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