Graiae


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Graiae

(ˈɡreɪiː; ˈɡraɪiː)
pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) a variant of Graeae
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(ll 270-294) And again, Ceto bare to Phoreys the fair-cheeked Graiae, sisters grey from their birth: and both deathless gods and men who walk on earth call them Graiae, Pemphredo well-clad, and saffron-robed Enyo, and the Gorgons who dwell beyond glorious Ocean in the frontier land towards Night where are the clear- voiced Hesperides, Sthenno, and Euryale, and Medusa who suffered a woeful fate: she was mortal, but the two were undying and grew not old.
(6.) Ver Metamorfosis, XII, 607-610: << Tantorum victor, Achille, / victus es a timido Graiae raptore maritae.
To begin with, Perseus' encounter with Medusa is framed (in both Apollodorus' and Ovid's versions of the myth) by his encounter with the graiae, the three weird sisters, who, in a curiously mirrored doubling, guard the three sleeping gorgons.
E tenebris tantis tarn clarum extollere lumen qui primus potuisti inlustrans commoda vitae, te sequor, o Graiae gentis decus, inque tuis nunc ficta pedum pono pressis vestigia signis De rerum natura 3.1-4 I follow you, who could first bring clear light out of deep darkness, illuminating the benefits of life, glory of the Greek race, and in the traces you imprinted I now fashion and plant my own trail.