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March 18, 2017



That works.

"According to Hesiod, Alecto was the daughter of Gaea fertilized by the blood spilled from Uranus when Cronus castrated him. She is the sister of Tisiphone, the embodiment of murder, and Megaera, the embodiment of jealousy. Alecto's job as a Fury is castigating the moral crimes (such as anger) of humans, especially if they are against others.

The Furies had snakes for hair and blood dripped from their eyes. In addition they had bats' wings and dogs' heads.

Alecto's function is similar to Nemesis, with the difference that Nemesis's function is to castigate crimes against the gods, not mortals. Her punishment for mortals was Madness."

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alecto


yeah, that's a little over the top, don't you think? When I pull that one apart, especially what she's punishing people for - in light of how I think people should be treated - well, the irony's not exactly lost on me. Stephen King had another three but they weren't furies, that really stuck with me. I don't recall the names off hand but one of them had a long pair of scissors to cut the life off when it was time, or in the case of _Insomnia_ when the guy got a little crazy, to cut it off before it was time. I think the other two were more benign. They seem to be somewhat related but I've never been able to directly correlate them. There's also Shakespeare's three witches... anyway, I think when it comes right down to it they're always the same three women and the more horrible they look and sound, the more frightened were the men who created them. I've spent an inordinate amount of time looking for redemption for Alecto which would suggest I bought that label the minute I was assigned the password or probably twenty or more years earlier. Next: analyze Ophelia. Go! heh.


Get Thee to a Nunnery, Alecto!

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