Eumenides[yo̵̅o̅ men′i dēz′]
Gr. Myth. Furies
Origin of EumenidesClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek literally , the gracious ones ; from eumenēs, well-disposed, gracious ; from eu- (see eu-) + menos, the mind, temper: a propitiatory euphemism
plural nounGreek Mythology
A group of usually three goddesses, often described as benevolent fertility deities but identified in some traditions with the Furies.
Origin of EumenidesGreek eumenides (theai), gracious (goddesses), euphemism for the Furies, from eumenē, good-spirited : eu-, eu- + menos, spirit, disposition; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.