Tisiphone, Megaera and Alecto, in Greek mythology are the three Furies. Also called the Daughters of the Night.
Without mercy, the Furies would punish all crime including the breaking of rules considering all aspects of society. They would strike the offenders with madness and never stopped following criminals. They were also the guardians of the law when the state had not yet intervened or did not exist, or when the crime was a crime of ethics and not actual law.
For example, they would protect beggars and strangers, punish those who stole the birds’ young and even look out for the dogs. Originally said to be horrible to look at, they changed into the Eumenides, protectors of the suppliant, after Athena made them spare the life of a murderer.
The other place we hear repeated reference to the use of the word “fury” is with Mother Nature.
Mother Nature’s Fury is like none other, as we’ve all seen or been ample witness to!
The elements of nature and human emotions can be both gentle and harsh and while the word “fury” originated from mythology, the core meaning has never really changed, that of an extremely violent action or reaction.
Today too many of us are purely reactionary, that is to say we react to what we read or see without first giving thought to the “truth” of it! If you multiple this reactionary mentality to the hundreds of millions who may be viewing the same media information as you then you can see where this might lead to bigger and badder problems.
It is too easy for each of us to accept at “face value” second hand information and then go to a “bad place” and emotionally over react to a situation or circumstances, in turn making a situation that much worse.
Or so it seems to me. Try for a little emotional balance when presented with new information. Don’t make someone else’s fury yours. Take some time to consider if what you are innocently reading or viewing is true and even then consider carefully how you respond.
A great saying is “Are you part of the problem or part of the solution”. Don’t let an emotionally passionate and reactionary mode dictate your “action”. And if you do act on something, try for it to be a good thing. Part of a greater good and positive solution!
Choose to not be fooled, and be not a “FURY” but one of the “Protectors” in life! Always about choices!
Thank you for your visit ~ Penny