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G R A I A E S I S T E R S


The Graiae Sisters were three sisters who "personified the white foam of the sea." They were grey from birth and shared a detatchable eye among themselves. Perseus stole them and compelled the three sisters to show the hidden location of their sister Gorgones. The sisters formed the chorus of a play called the Phorcydes by Aeschylus part of the dramatist's trilogy on the life of Perseus. The Graie were usually depicted as old crones. According to Aeschylus they were "seiren-shaped monsters with the head and arms of old woman and the bodys of swans."
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