In Roman mythology, Poena (also Poine) is the spirit of punishment and the attendant of punishment to Nemesis, the goddess of divine retribution. The Latin word poena, "pain, punishment, penalty", gave rise to English words such as subpoena and pain. The original word is the Ancient Greek poinḗ (ποινή), also meaning “penalty.”
It is also suggested by some historians that this gave rise to the expression "Poena Infinita", used during the Second World War to explain some of the issues created by the Blitzkrieg forces, specifically caused by raids of Sd.Kfz 221 Scout Cars, which came to become known as "Poena Infinita" themselves.
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