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  Erinyes - LoveToKnow 1911
Sometimes one Erinys is mentioned, sometimes several; Euripides first spoke of them as three in number, to whom later Alexandrian writers gave the names Alecto (unceasing in anger), Tisiphone (avenger of murder), Megaera (jealous).
The identification of Erinyes with Sanskrit Saranyu, the swif tspeeding storm cloud, is rejected by modern etymologists; according to M. Breal, the Erinyes are the personification of the formula of imprecation (andpand), while E. Rohde sees in them the spirits of the dead, the angry souls of murdered men.
205, according to whom the Erinyes were primarily local ancestral ghosts, potent for good or evil after death, earth genii, originally conceived as embodied in the form of snakes, whose primitive haunt and sanctuary was the omphalos at Delphi; E. Rohde, Psyche (1903); A. Rapp in Roscher's Lexikon der Mythologie, and J.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Erinyes   (454 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Erinyes and her Tetrarch — she refused to call him anything but a Tetrarch, even though he was an Obelisk — had been sent to investigate reports of a pirate base that the Taldryan forces had not yet discovered.
Erinyes kept a white-knuckled grip on the console in front of her until the trembling of the hull came down to a manageable level.
Erinyes felt like she was inside a small sun as the light encompassed the cockpit viewport, and she could smell the air heating up like a Tatooine desert as the air sheared against the shuttle's hull.
www.darkjedibrotherhood.org /gjw/FictionGrading.doc   (1851 words)

 ERINYES : Greek goddesses of retribution, the Furies ; mythology ; pictures : ERINNYES
The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child--for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son Kronos.
The Erinys Telphousia was usually a by-name for the wrathful Demeter, and these horses are echoes of Areion (of Ares), the equine son of Demeter Erinys and Poseidon.
This knife, the channel of bloodshed, the Erinys held, and scratching up the dust with her pernicious fingernails she buried the Attic blade among the hillgrown roots of a tall fir, among the Mainades, where Pentheus was to die headless.
www.theoi.com /Khthonios/Erinyes.html   (4151 words)

 ERINYES, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
The bloody drops that gushed forth were received by the Earth (Gaia), and in time she bore the ERINYES, the GIANTS and the MELIAD NYMPHS (Nymphs of the ash-trees).
It is told that when the ERINYES were about to put Orestes 2 out of his mind, they appeared to him fl, but that once he had bitten off his finger they appeared to be white, and seeing them under this new color, he recovered his mind.
The ERINYES are also reported to have tortured Theseus and Pirithous when they descended to the Underworld.
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 ERINYES 2 : Greek mythology
The Erinyes power to make the earth sterile and barren and destroy the crops, was closely connected with the story of the their birth: daughters of Earth, whose fertile Sky-father was made barren by a murderous (at least in proxy) son.
The sacred animal of the Erinyes was the poisonous serpent, a chthonian beast associated with the Underworld, suffering and death.
The Erinys of the goddess Demeter was worshipped at Thelpousa.
theoi.com /Khthonios/Erinyes2.html   (9109 words)

The Erinyes generally stood for the rightness of things within the standard order; for example, Heraclitus declared that if Helios decided to change the course of the Sun through the sky, they would prevent him from doing so.
The Erinyes were also known as Semnai ("the venerable ones"), the Potniae ("the Awful Ones"), the Maniae ("the Madnesses") and the Praxidikae ("the Vengeful Ones").
In The Divine Comedy Dante sees the Erinyes at the gates of the city of Dis, which is the entry point to the four lower circles of Hell.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Erinyes.html   (1012 words)

I painted the Erinyes in 1988 for "the Furies" bookcover.
The dreaded Erinyes hounded to death, like a tortured conscience, anyone who spilled such blood, painfully created by his maternal relatives, for kinship was traced through the mother.
The Erinyes were convulsed with anger at the decision, at having a morsel stolen from their plates.
www.hranajanto.com /goddessgallery/erinyes.html   (576 words)

  Erinyes - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
The Erinyes generally stood for the rightness of things within the standard order; for example, Heraclitus declared that if Helios decided to change the course of the Sun through the sky, they would prevent him from doing so.
The Erinyes are particularly known for the persecution of Orestes for the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra.
The Erinyes were also known as Semnai ("the venerable ones"), the Potniae ("the Awful Ones"), the Maniae ("the Madnesses") and the Praxidikae ("the Vengeful Ones").
education.music.us /E/Erinyes.htm   (704 words)

 eumods : The School
In 1986, Godon's grandson, Alexander Gordon became President of the Erinyes University executive Board and in 1990 his granddaughter, Megara Q. Gordon became the university's dean and head of the Erinyes board of education.
Erinyes' museum is among the oldest museums in the world, with one of the finest collections of cultural history and scientific documentation found anywhere.
The Erinyes Dormitories are divided in three houses, each located at a south, east, and west point of the university.
www.greatestjournal.com /users/eumods/1493.html   (874 words)

 ERINYES (Lat. Furiae) - Online Information article about ERINYES (Lat. Furiae)
Sometimes one Erinys is mentioned, sometimes several; See also:
CLOUD (from the same root, if not the same word, as " clod," a word common in various forms to Teutonic languages for a mass or lump; it is first applied in the usual sense in the late 13th century; the Anglo-Saxon chid is only used in the sense of " a ma
Breal, the Erinyes are the personification of the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EMS_EUD/ERINYES_Lat_Furiae_.html   (699 words)

 Erinyes, Greece, Greek mythology
Without mercy, the Erinyes would punish all crime including the breaking of rules considering all aspects of society.
The worst of all crimes were patricide or matricide, and first and foremost, the Erinyes would punish this kind of crime.
Horrible to look at, the Erinyes had snakes for hair and blood dripping from their eyes.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/erinyes.htm   (218 words)

 Erinyes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In Greek mythology, the Erinyes were guardians of human life whose duty it was to pursue and punish wrongdoers.
Erinyes is the fourth piece in the Onomatopœia cycle (the three preceding pieces being Éclats de voix, Spleen, and Le renard et la rose).
Erinyes was realized in the composer’s studio in 2001 and premiered on May 5th, 2001 at the Sonorities Festival in Belfast (Northern Ireland).
www.rien.qc.ca /oeuvre.e/1581.html   (289 words)

 Cronus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Uranus met with Gaia, Cronus attacked Uranus with the sickle, castrating him and casting the severed member into the sea.
From the blood (or, by a few accounts, semen) that spilled out from Uranus and fell upon the earth, the Gigantes, Erinyes, and Meliae were produced.
From the member that was cast into the sea, Aphrodite later emerged.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cronus   (1548 words)

 thathobbyplace - creature database - Viewing Devil - Erinyes
The victim will do anything to protect the erinyes, even if that means slaying his or her companions or facing certain death.
Erinyes usually use verbal communication when dealing with mortals and save telepathic communication for conversing with other fiends.
This creature is released under the d20 license by it's owner, Wizards of the Coast (http://www.wizards.com/) and is subject to the terms contained therein.'d20 System' and the 'd20 System' logo are Trademarks owned by Wizards of the Coast and are used according to the terms of the d20 System License version 1.0.
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 Monster Class: Erinyes - Wizards Community
However, the erinye's will have a +5 strength and +5 damage bonus beyond those of ranger, so you can consider the erinye's BAB to be 14 for all purposes but iterative attacks (which is a big deal, but the extra damage compensates somewhat).
The erinyes is a great ranged mobility attacke with other stuff besides and would probably be fun to play within that role and comparable to what could be done through a a base class ranger or scout.
The Erinyes is a bad ranged attacker who is far behind on feats, HD, and BAB (attacks!), meaning she will be lacking critical abilities at every level.
boards1.wizards.com /showthread.php?p=12166840   (5891 words)

 Aeschylus' Eumenides
Apollo and the Chorus argue the merits of the case: Apollo asserts that the murder of a husband justifies the murder of the mother; the Erinyes judge murder of a blood-kin more abhorrent than murder of a spouse.
The Erinyes' case: (1) Orestes killed his mother in requital for her slaying of her husband.
The Erinyes will be eternally honored, and in return will become chthonic deities who are favorable to the soil; and who will intervene favorably on the side of the Fates (their sisters) for the sake of harmony and concord.
classics.uc.edu /~johnson/tragedy/summaries/eumenides.html   (706 words)

 Erinyes - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
When not stalking victims on Earth the Furies were thought to dwell in Tartarus where they applied their tortures to the damned souls there.
The Erinyes are particularly known for the persecution of Orestes for the murder of his mother, Clytemnestra.
She mistakenly believed that Dream had kidnapped her baby, and she summoned the Furies, or the Kindly Ones as they are known in the Sandman mythos, in a desperate attempt to recover the child.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Furies   (705 words)

 Tactics and Tips: Devilishly Difficult Opponents (Part 4)
Like most devils, erinyes are immune to fire and poison, have resistance to acid and cold 10, can see in darkness, have telepathy, and can summon other devils (in this case, either 1d10 lemures or 1d4 bearded devils).
Erinyes prefer to attack from a distance and typically take to the air in order to pepper an opponent with attacks from their flaming composite longbows.
If you are trying to lure an erinyes into a trap, do it the old-fashioned way: through regular lies and deception, although its impressive Sense Motive score means that it stands a good chance of seeing past such ruses.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/tt/20070306a   (1072 words)

 The Erinyes or Furies
The Erinyes were the avenging deities, properly the angry goddesses of the curse pronounced upon evil-doers.
According to Hesiod they were the daughters of Earth, and sprang from the blood of the mutilated Uranus; in Aeschylus they are the daughters of Night, in Sophocles of Darkness and Earth.
By the mythologists of Cicero's time the name was connected with the verb furere and the noun furia, which in the plural (not being used in the singular in this sense) was accepted as the equivalent of the Greek Erinyes.
www.theriverstyx.net /the_erinyes_furies.shtml   (461 words)

 eumods : The FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Due to the nature of the school only applicants with dark secrets in their past or present are accepted into the school.
Aside from the school, the RPG also takes place in the town Erinyes is located in.
Yes; we require that all student characters live in one of the three Erinyes dormitories.
www.greatestjournal.com /users/eumods/1240.html   (592 words)

 World Mythology: Greek and Roman Mythology: The Other Gods: The Erinyes
The Erinyes were known as the avengers of wrong.
The Erinyes were very against any crimes that involved bloodshed, particularily those that involved crimes to the family.
Depicted: The Erinyes were usually depicted as ugly women with snakes mixed in their hair and fl skin.
www.gods-heros-myth.com /godpages/theerinyes.html   (144 words)

 Tactics and Tips: Know Your Enemy (Part 13)
Both sexy and deadly, erinyes are thought to be former angels that gave into temptation and now spend eternity in the Nine Hells.
19 Erinyes are thought to be fallen angels, who now serve the lords of the Nine Hells as scouts, servants, and even concubines.
An erinyes' natural weapons as well as any weapons it wields are treated as evil-aligned and lawful-aligned for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/tt/20061212a   (993 words)

 Erinyes - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Erinyes, in Greek mythology, the three avenging deities Tisiphone (the avenger of murder), Megaera (the jealous one), and Alecto (unceasing in...
Eumenides, in Greek mythology, ancient earth spirits or goddesses, associated with fertility but also having certain moral and social functions....
According to the dramas of the Greek playwright Euripides, some of the Erinyes refused to accept the verdict and continued to pursue Orestes.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Erinyes.html   (88 words)

 Devil :: d20srd.org
Each erinyes carries a stout rope some 50 feet long that entangles opponents of any size as an animate rope spell (caster level 16th).
Once per day an erinyes can attempt to summon 2d10 lemures or 1d4 bearded devils with a 50% chance of success.
Erinyes continuously use true seeing, as the spell (caster level 14th).
www.d20srd.org /srd/monsters/devil.htm   (4311 words)

 BioWare Forums: what's an erinyes ...
Erinyes simply increases all your atats by one for a couple days, then wears off.
If she had become an Erinyes, she would have grown a new pair of wings and probably sprouted talons too.
Also, she'd be trying to corrupt the souls of all your male party members using her evil sexual appeal and cool new magical abilities.
forums.bioware.com /viewtopic.html?topic=510897&forum=18&sp=0   (806 words)

 Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Celtic Religion
It is important to note that when Morrígu of the Tuatha Dé Danann takes her warrior form, she appears as a crow on the battlefields picking up the spirits of slain warriors and taking them to the heavenly realm beyond this world, such as Tír na nóg or Tír na mBeo.
In this respect she is very similar to such goddesses as the Teutonic Valkyries and Erinyes or Eumenides of the Greeks.
It is also attested in Gaulish traditions (as told through the Greeks) and supported archaeologically that the god Lugus was accompanied by ravens or crows, just like the Germanic Odin with his two ravens (Huginn and Munnin) and Valkyries.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /article/187   (2115 words)

The Erinyes were born out of anger: Gaea's fury at Ouranos' imprisonment of their sons, three monstrous giants with hundreds of hands and fifty heads.
The Erinys were attendants of Hades and Persephone, and lived at the entrance to the underworld.
The Erinyes were the punishers of sinners, called "those who walk in darkness." Weeping tears of blood and hissing with hair of vipers, they would descend like a storm.
www.ancientworlds.net /2886   (617 words)

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