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.