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    Consumed by Darkness “You know, I want to burn your face off, so that no one else can see your beauty.” He said completely straight faced. It was one of those times that you knew he wasn’t joking and that scared me. The first time I ever noticed him, was the day he walked up to me when I was working at my high school’s pool as a Lifeguard. He had been in swimming that whole evening during my shift and I didn’t really think much of it. At some point, he had hopped out the pool and took a seat around the edge of the pool. Minute’s went by and I never even noticed this guy just staring at me from the other side of the deep dark waters. Next thing I knew, there is a guy standing next to my lifeguard stand. When looking down at him from where I was sitting, he had short thick brown hair with his deep brown eyes looking right at me. “Hi, how are you doing tonight? I said, sounding full of energy, as I did to all of the other swimmers. “I’m doing good, how are you doing?” He said a little shaky. “I’m pretty good. It’s been a long day and I’m ready to get out of here. Did you have a nice swim?” Also I’m not sure I know your name?” I said, still sounding bubbly. Johnson 2 “Yeah, the swim went alright. It’s mainly to work out my shoulders. My name is Mason and your Kayla right?” He said, as though it was a daily routine for him. “Well that’s a good way to help out your shoulders. Nice to meet you. Yeah I’m Kayla.” I said. That was the day my life took a shocking turn…

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    The allegories I have chosen are The Furies, or the Erinyes. The Furies are ministers of Hades. They follow his orders, or go off on their own to punish crimes that juries and judges can not. Punishments likely mean torture, physical and mental. There are three Furies, Tisiphone, Megaera, and Alecto. Each one presides over a certain offense. Tisiphone presides over sins caused over hatred and anger. Megaera presides over sins crated with envy, and Alecto deals with crimes from lust and ambition.…

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    In both Greek and Roman mythology, Furies were known as spirits of justice and revenge. They are known by the Greeks as Erinyes, meaning the “angry ones” and are also known to attack people who have murdered family members and punish them by driving them mad for their horrendous deed. Furies, also had the job of torturing and punishing the damned and wrongdoers in the Underworld--the homes of the Furies.Other myths say that Furies were three sisters, created by the the blood of Uranus that fell…

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    The Graiae women were three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth among them. They appeared in the myth of Perseus, who was trying to find out where three magical objects were located, so he could kill Medusa. He went to their cave, and stole their eye. Then he told them he would return it if they told him where the three objects were. The Graiae Women also encountered Perseus and he used them to get the three magical objects. “Also known as the Erinyes, the Furies are three horrible…

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    woman and married her in his traditional “Savage fashion”. His wife and her children succumbed to disease brought by the French. Finally the man and his children became sick as well. His sister helped take care of him but her disposition changed once her son became sick as well. She decided to take her sick son to the French but wasn’t able to bring her brother as well so she “beat the latter to death with heavy blows from a club.” Later she forced her nephew to kill her niece and she died…

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