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The Furies pursue Orestes, after he killed his mother.

Alecto is the name of one of the three Furies of Greco-Roman mythology. Her name means "implacable one". She punishes moral crimes, such as those to anger and lust. Her parentage is disputed; her parents may be Nyx and Erebus, or she may be born from the blood of Uranus when he was castrated by Cronus.

In Popular Culture

In Literature

  • Alecto is featured in the information book Worlds Worst Monsters and Villains.

In Television

  • In the Femme Fatales episode "Girls Gone Dead", two college girls, Alexis and Erida, tells cameraman Jay Roma that the name Alexis is a variation of the Greek name Alecto, the goddess of unresting.