The Furies In Mythology
A Quick Intro
The Furies were known in Greek mythology as being three sisters. They were also considered to be Goddesses of Punishment. These three sisters were known to be merciless and they carried whips and spikes on them to punish people. They'd spit and smelled like rotten blood and had burning eyes.They'd put a spell on those who'd kill children to either make them go mad or die of persecution.
Also known as the three goddesses of Vengeance their names were Tisiphone, Megaera, and Alecto. Tisiphone was the avenger of murder. Megaera was the the avenger of jealousy. Alecto the avenger of constant anger. Another name for these sisters besides Furies is Erinyes.
How They Looked
These three sisters weren't easy on the eyes, not so much like the television show Charmed has let them on to be. They had snake for hair, similar to the Gorgon and blood would drip form their eyes.
How They Were Created
The Titan Cronus had castrated his father Uranus and threw his privates in the sea. In the mythology it is said that The Furies formed from the drops of blood.
Guardians Of The Law
These sisters were known as the guardians of the law at times when they found themselves having to intervene when the state had not done any thing in a certain matter. Then they'd take care of it. They would look after beggars and strangers, even protect dogs as well any animal.
Altogether I am most grateful of today's media for bringing them into the show and allowing people to be more aware of them as well as other mythological beings but still, I would wish they would depict them as they should be depicted.
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