Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

FURIES

Greek Justice Goddesses

Also known as Erinyes, Eumenides

Picture of the Greek Justice Goddesses Furies from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

These are the Goddesses of Rough Justice

No! No! No! If you see three black robed Goddesses with whips and snaky hair loitering outside your door, you can bet your boots you have been up to something anti-social and they have come to get you.

At least one of them is called Erinys. They sometimes go under the name of Eumenides, or the ‘Benevolent Ones’. But their ‘benevolence’ is not for your benefit. Oh no.

Made from the freshly spilt blood of Uranus, their mission is to torment the guilty. Not to mention terrify everyone else.

Furies Facts and Figures

Name: Furies
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Erinyes, Eumenides

Gender: Female
Type: Goddesses
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Justice
Area of expertise: Justice

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1566

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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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