Goddesses of Old Age
|Parents||Ceto and Phorcys|
The Graeae included Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo. They are one of many trios of Goddesses (or monsters) in Greek Mythology, much like the Gorgons. They took the form of old, grey-haired women. Like many sets of old crones in Mythology, they all shared one eye and one tooth.
They were the goddesses of old age, even though they were also classified as monsters. Because of this, they were given no power or regard by the other gods.
Deino was the manifestation of dread, and the dreadful anticipation of horror.
Enyo was the manifestation of horror, and the "waster of cities". She had an identity separate from her sisterhood, but is not to be confused with Enyo, a Goddess of war.
Pemphredo was the manifestation of alarm, or shock.
|Greek mythology articles|
|Deities||Zeus • Poseidon • Apollo • Athena • Aphrodite • Ares • Artemis • Hermes • Dionysus • Hera • Hephaestus|
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|Groups||Demigod • God • Titans • Graeae • Gorgons|
|Creatures and monsters||Empusa • Minotaur • Chimera • Typhon • Medusa • Makhai • Hydra • Pegasus • Centaur • Charybdis • Cyclops|
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