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χθόνἰ Ἑρμῆ: Ai. 832πομπαῖον Ἑρμῆν χθόνιον”: cp. O. C. 1548. πομπός” (n.).

Ἀρά. So in O. C. 1375 f. Oedipus invokes those “ἀραί” which he had uttered, calling upon them to be his allies (“ξυμμάχους”) against his sons; and afterwards separately invokes the Erinyes (1391). Sometimes, however, the Curse is itself called an Erinys ( Aesch. Th. 70Ἀρά τ̓, Ἐρινὺς πατρὸς μεγασθενής”): or “Ἀραί” is another title for the Erinyes collectively ( Aesch. Eum. 417).

πότνια, as the Erinyes are “πότνιαι δεινῶπες” ( O. C. 84).

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