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Graeae, Grey guards with one eye
Last update: 2012-10-07
Family of the Graeae
The Graeae were the daughters of Phorcys, the god of danger, and the sea goddess Ceto. They were the sisters of the Gorgons.
The Graeae were probably three monstrous sisters with the names Enyo ("the shocking"), Pemphredo ("the horryfying") and Deino ("the dreadful"). They became famous as the guards of the Gorgons, and Medusa in particular.
The Appearance of the Graeae
The Graeae had grey hair and the form of old women since their birth. The possessed a total of one eye and one tooth, which they shared among each other. Enyo used to wear beautiful veils, whereas Pemphredo was wearing deep yellow veils. Deino was the most frightful one.