Sentence Examples


  • Epicaste (as Jocasta is called in Homer) hanged herself, and Oedipus lived as king in Thebes tormented by the Erinyes of his mother.
  • Their function of snatching away mortals to the other world brings them into connexion with the Erinyes, with whom they are often confounded.
  • Then, yielding to his wife's entreaties, he sallied forth and defeated the enemy, but was never seen again, having been carried off by the Erinyes, who had heard his mother's curse (or he was slain by Apollo in battle).
  • After the destruction of Thebes by the Epigoni, Alcmaeon carried out his father's injunctions by killing his mother, as a punishment for which he was driven mad and pursued by the Erinyes from place to place.
  • The epithet is applied to Zeus and the Erinyes as the deities of revenge and punishment.

How would you define Erinyes? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus

Also Mentioned In