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Erinyes (Furies)

Erinyes (Furies)

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For the record, girls, wearing snakes in your hair just isn't in this spring. And seriously, what's with the whole blood dripping from your eyes thing?

Alecto

Who asked you for any fashion advice?

Tisiphone

Poser.

Magaera

Meanie.

Just trying to help. How do you ladies ever expect to find a nice god to settle down with? You look awful.

Alecto

We want no god.

Tisiphone

We want to enforce justice!

Magaera

We want to get revenge!

Alecto

We want to punish all evildoers!

Well, what's stopping you from putting on a little mascara on while you do all that?

Alecto

We've got our eyes on you, Orestes.

Magaera

Don't think we aren't watching you.

Orestes

Hey, I was acquitted. Stay off my back.

Tisiphone

Once a mother-killer always a mother-killer, I say.

Orestes

Clytemnestra is already dead. How could I kill her again?

Alecto

Don't get smart with us, young man.

Just leave him alone, you tiresome nags.

It is unwise to goad them Apollo.

Magaera

Yeah, don't goad us, you pretty boy punk.

And you three—leave Orestes be. So you swore before the gods.

Alecto

Yeah, yeah...

Tisiphone

The gods are soft on crime, if you ask me.

I have held up my end of the bargain. You are honored in Athens. You are now called the Eumenides, the Kindly Ones.

Orestes

Yeah. "Kindly." What a joke.

For real.

Alecto

How dare you insult us?! Vengeance shall be ours!

Tisiphone

Cackle, cackle, cackle!

Magaera

And cackle!

Orestes

I think I need a restraining order.

Sisyphus

You know ladies, I already have to push this giant boulder up a hill for all eternity. Do you really need to whip me while I do it?

Alecto

They don't call this the Dungeon of the Damned for nothing.

Magaera

Did you think eternal torment was going to be a cakewalk?

Tisiphone

You can't try to cheat Death and get away with it.

Alecto

Wait a second, how are you online?

Sisyphus

Don't worry about it.

Magaera

Somebody sneaked you an iPhone, didn't they?

Tisiphone

Fear us, mortal! Soon your iPhone shall be ours!

Alecto

Cackle! Cackle! Cackle!

Magaera

You shall be trapped in the dark with no iPhone at all!

Sisyphus

Now that's what I call eternal damnation.

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