As I recall, Orestes fled from the Furies in the play The Eumenides. The Furies, as embodiments of revenge or primitive justice were angry at him for killing his mother, Clytaemnestra, and demanded that he be turned over to them for execution.

Athena acted as a judge in the trial, she respected the arguments of both sides, the arguments of Apollo and the leader of the Furies. (In the text I have, it was translated as Furies.