In Greek mythology, the Arae were female spirits of curses, particularly of the curses placed by the dead upon those guilty of their death; they were associated with the underworld.[1][2]

They are sometimes identified with the Erinyes.[3]


  1. Bacchylides, Fragment 20a
  2. Aeschylus, Libation Bearers 406
  3. Aeschylus, Eumenides 415 ff

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