ὦ χθόνἰ Ἑρμῆ: Ai. 832“πομπαῖον Ἑρμῆν χθόνιον”: cp. O. C. 1548“Ἑ. ὁ 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. 70“Ἀρά τ̓, Ἐρινὺς πατρὸς ἡ 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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