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Erinyes by GENZOMAN Erinyes by GENZOMAN
Una imagen hecha para FNX :)
"El destino de las furias ha sido dictado,
se han transformado en las guardianas del Tártaro."
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In Greek mythology the Erinnýes (Ἐρινύες, pl. of Ἐρινύς, Erinýs; literally "the angry ones") or Eumenídes (Εὐμενίδες, pl. of Εὐμενίς; literally "the gracious ones" but also translated as "Kind-hearted Ones" or "Kindly Ones"), or Furies or Dirae in Roman mythology, were female chthonic deities of vengeance, or supernatural personifications of the anger of the dead. 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".

When the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea, the Erinyes emerged from the drops of blood, while Aphrodite was born from the crests of seafoam. According to variant accounts, they emerged from an even more primordial level—from Nyx, "Night". Their number is usually left indeterminate. Virgil, probably working from an Alexandrian source, recognized three: Alecto ("unceasing", who appeared in Virgil's Aeneid), Megaera ("grudging"), and Tisiphone ("avenging murder"). Dante followed Virgil in depicting the same three-charactered triptych of Erinyes; in Canto IX of the Inferno they confront the poets at the gates of the city of Dis. The heads of the Erinyes were wreathed with serpents (compare Gorgon) and their eyes dripped with blood, rendering their appearance rather horrific. Other depictions show them with the wings of a bat or bird and the body of a dog.

THE ERINYES were three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinys upon the criminal. 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 wrath of the Erinyes manifested itself in a number of ways. The most severe of these was the tormenting madness inflicted upon a patricide or matricide. Murderers might suffer illness or disease; and a nation harbouring such a criminal, could suffer dearth, and with it hunger and disease. The wrath of the Erinyes could only be placated with the rite ritual purification and the completion of some task assigned for atonement.

The goddesses were also servants of Haides and Persephone in the underworld where they oversaw the torture of criminals consigned to the Dungeons of the Damned.

The Erinyes were similar to if not the same as the Poinai (Retaliations), Arai (Curses), Praxidikai (Exacters of Justice) and Maniai (Madnesses).
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SPIRITRAY76 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
medusa demons!??
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JuliaWest Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! Since old school Yu-gi-oh (dont judge! ><), magic the gathering, and the game God of War totally my favourite mytical creatures <3
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Escobar35 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
These are really well done. I is close to what i'd expect the Keres to look like if recreated using todays art methods. I love that you give the lore behind the figures you post. so many people know nothing of the characters they enjoy seeing so much.
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Amazing.
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viciousmischief Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Your art is absolutely amazing, but I also really enjoy that you include the myths behind them. I'm a huge Greek and Roman Mythology fan, but I've learned a couple new stories from your art :) Again, amazing job, and I love the amount of detail you put into it, especially the expressions, and that you never skimp on the background.
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Demonic-stickfigures Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic
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Tygahman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME.
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FatzJinXX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Those chains better be strong to hold these killer queens.Like those wings.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Well, they are still mostly beautiful, if you passover the fiendish features.
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Nice...! Diabolically awesome!
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susumiya08 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow... as always...
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charligal-stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
This has been featured in my journal here: [link]
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TheLionofRoma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nice work man! The Erinyes look just like how Dante described them!
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Adrianofutebol Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
awesome, as usual your work is on point
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Esper30 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Writer
Gorgon Vampyres. Because one wasn't badass enough
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tdwhiskeybar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
tu trabajo es excelente vi tus dibujos por primera vez en cartas mitos y leyendas y hasta el día de hoy me sigue impresionando. Good job !
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OAGM Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
warriors of the hell?

possible angel version?
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Afrodiet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Demon Hipster Chicks
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Pug-In-The-Mug Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
JUSTICE!
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historianGirl Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! Nice Erinyes.
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saishadow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
awsome yet freaky
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adamkaimaras Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Hello my friend!!!

I really like your job and I am fascinated by your knowledge in Hellenic Mythology.
I don't know where you found all these information but you are 100% correct. I just want to give a simpler answer
to what are those minor goddesses. Erinyes are the guilts that each of us feel when we do something that we musted, something that is
against human rights and believes. There is a common expression in Hellenic to warn someone not to do something that will harm others
and its "Erinyes will hunt you down" which means "guilts will hunt you down".

Thank you for making the world aware of my country and my traditions!!!
Especially nowadays :/
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adamkaimaras Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Hello my friend!!!

I really like your job and I am fascinated by your knowledge in Hellenic Mythology.
I don't know where you found all these information but you are 100% correct. I just want to give a simpler answer
to what are those minor goddesses. Erinyes are the guilts that each of us feel when we do something that we musted, something that is
against human rights and believes. There is a common expression in Hellenic to warn someone not to do something that will harm others
and its "Erinyes will hunt you down" which means "guilts will hunt you down".

Thank you for making the world aware of my country and my traditions!!!
Especially nowadays :/
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jesusgamayon Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Thanks!
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Larenza98 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Of all the beings of greek history, the Erinyes are my favorite. This is a wonderful portrayal of them!
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Joshua-san0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Writer
Man do I love your monster designs.
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PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
kicking @$$
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Great painting and history!!
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant piece. . .
love the lighting here.
come check out my gallery sometime! i think it would appeal to you.
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reinerelvenstar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Furies! All three of them lol, pretty awesome I say.
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hilarion Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wow!
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Pupkim-Project Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Do you hear the same song over and over again until you finish??
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pinklady92 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is pure :iconawesomenessplz:
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TheWiseWeirdProphet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The furies, awesome depiction... :) :+fav: (I thank Xena for already knowing what they are :D)
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Anadar22 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I would feel sorry for anyone that has to fight them.
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reo99 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
exelente viejo, como extraño tu trabajo en mitos y leyendas
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akosimiki Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
raaad!
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st-kitts101 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
ok well i LOVE this picture and that u know Greek mythology if u have any male friends that like Greek mythology or the history of super natreal beings and anime i'm your girl lol just kidding i'm in canada
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vdbigbang Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I really love your Greek Mythology artworks ! Continue this way, this is amazing !
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vdbigbang Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I really love your Greek Mythology art pictures ! COntinue this way, it's amazing !
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ayamekaoru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
another incredible work!
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RecursiveRhetoric Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
The fact that this drawing is of the Furies makes all the difference. You really know how to do your homework. :)
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Serpentine16 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Heeeeey, Erinyes! I liked Alecto.
Shame you didn't go with feathered wings, though... It's a bit more interesting.
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Lord0Slayer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Unless the Furies!! Awesome job as always, though I can't help but notice that, even more so than your usual female deities, they really aren't into the whole "wearing clothes," thing.

Not that I'm complaining, mind you. ;)
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you pulled in elements from the myth like giving them the snake hair, dog legs, and bat wings! They definitely look like a group of creatures that I would never want to encounter. Excellent work! :D
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siax1324 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Amazingly done, another great work by Genzoman. They look like they'd be what Dante depicted in The Divine Comedy in my opinion. Great job on this pic.
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SHIDO1497 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
viejo excelente imagens
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bhut Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Nice! But why have you drawn them in chains?
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really good *_*!
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