The Furies, also known as the Erinyes, are figures from Greek mythology, known for their role as goddesses of vengeance and retribution. They are minor but significant figures in Greek mythology, known for their role in punishing those who have committed crimes against the natural order, such as murder or oath-breaking.
According to mythology, the Furies were born from the blood of the castrated Uranus, and they are typically depicted as winged women with snakes in their hair. They were feared and respected in ancient Greek culture, as they were believed to have the power to drive people to madness or even death if they did not receive proper punishment for their crimes.
The Furies are often associated with themes of justice and retribution. They were believed to be the embodiment of the moral law and the principle of retribution for the wrongs that were done. They were also associated with the concept of “blood guilt”, which means that the guilt of a crime was passed on to the descendants of the offender, until the crime was avenged.