Poine was the spirit or goddess of retribution, vengeance, and the punisher of murderers.


Poine was the Greek spirit of retribution, vengeance, recompense, as well as the punishment and penalty for the crime of murder and manslaughter.



  • The word poinê also referred to the bloodmoney paid to the victim's family to expiation the murder of their loved one.
  • Poine was sometimes said to be a group called the Poinai.
  • Poine was closely equated to Praxidike, goddess of exacting justice.
  • She is the attendant of punishment of Nemesis, goddess of retribution and balance.