Furies (Roman mythology)

   Furies, in Roman mythology, were three goddesses of the underworld. To the Greeks they were known as Erinyes. Their names were Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera, and they served as attendants to Proserpina, the queen of the underworld. The Furies heard complaints against people who had committed such offenses as rudeness of the young to the aged, of children to parents, and of hosts to guests. They punished the offenders by driving them without rest from city to city and from country to country. Many of their victims died in agony. The Furies were born from the blood of Uranus after he had been wounded by his son Cronos. Their heads were like dogs' heads, w
ith bloodshot eyes. They had snakes for hair and wings like those of bats.