In Greek mythology the Erinyes; literally “the avengers” from Greek ἐρίνειν “pursue, persecute” [sometimes referred to as “infernal goddesses” were female chthonic deities of vengeance. A formulaic oath in the Iliad invokes them as “those who beneath the earth punish whosoever has sworn a false oath”. Burkert suggests they are “an embodiment of the act of self-cursing contained in the oath”. They correspond to the Furies or Dirae in Roman mythology.
A MEDIEVAL SOJOURN / a mix of sacred and secular medieval music, not only from the tradition of western europe but also from al-andalus, the byzantine church, and the sephardic tradition. (encouraged by a few people)
Zuhair Murad Pre Fall 2014 Collection
John Milton, Paradise Lost
a woman with thick, shining dark hair, long eyelashes and heavily hooded eyes… was sitting in the chained chair as though it were a throne