("old women" or "gray ones"), were Greek mythological
sisters, the daughters of Phorcys
and thus members of the Phorcydes
. They took the form of grey-haired old women from the moment of their births. Their names were Deino
. They were also unusual in only having one eye and one tooth between them. These were shared and the sisters took turns in using them. Perseus
forced them to tell the whereabouts of their sisters, the Gorgons
, by stealing their eye while they were passing it between them and ransoming it for the information.
Alternatives: Graii, Graiae
Graeae is also the name of an influential British theatre company run by disabled actors.