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This article is about the erinys. For the inhabitants of the city of Megara, see Megarians. For the wife of Heracles, see Megara

Megaera is the name of one of the three Furies of Greco-Roman mythology. Her name means "jealous one". She punishes crimes relating to the breaking of oaths and infidelity, particularly marital infidelity. Her parentage is disputed; her parents may be Nyx and Erebus, or she may be born from the blood of Ouranos when he was castrated by Cronus.

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