Alecto (Biographical details)

Alecto (mythological figure/creature; Greek; Female)

Also known as



One of the Erinyes, or Furies (q.v.). In the Aeneid Alecto is sent by Juno to wreak havoc on Aeneas and the Trojans; she takes the form of Queen Amata, wife of King Latinus, exhorting the Latin women to rebel against the Trojans; under the guise of priestess Calybe she also unsuccessfully tries to persuade Turnus to wage war against the Trojans.
She also appears in Gillray's satires as an old hag spreading discord.