"Guilt isn't just sin. That would be simple. Guilt is being responsible for the consequences. Orestes found that out. You're my Eumenides, I suppose."
Elsie had not read of Orestes, and did not know what Eumenides were, but the ringing mysterious words gave a kind of grandeur to her trouble, and she registered it for future use. Her brain relaxed, she was even interested. - From The Friendly Young Ladies by Mary Renault, 1944.