In Ancient Greek Mythology – The Phonoi were part of the Vices of Man. To better illustrate these, often Greek Writers personified them into actual Beings and Spirits. To so create the crime of Murder (in all it's classes save that which was done in battle), The Phonoi was born. These were Male figures, often ''great in stature and physique'' – who most often were clad in black robes. The Phonoi carried either sword or spear and no other armoring. When a mortal committed the act of Homicide, it was due to His possession by the Phonoi Spirit. Eris, a Goddess Entity of the Lower Classes of Divinities – was Mother to The Vices, of which The Phonoi were part of Her ''family''. In both writing and plays – they were portrayed as such.