Graiae Women In The Odyssey

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The Graiae women were three sisters who shared one eye and one tooth among them.
They appeared in the myth of Perseus, who was trying to find out where three magical objects were located, so he could kill Medusa. He went to their cave, and stole their eye. Then he told them he would return it if they told him where the three objects were.
The Graiae Women also encountered Perseus and he used them to get the three magical objects.

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“The creatures first appear in Homer’s Iliad as punishers of oath-breakers and as embodied curses of parents wronged by their children. Their function
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She was sent by gods to plague the town of Thebes as punishment for an ancient crime, eating the youths and devouring all who failed to solve her riddle. The regent of Thebes, King Creon, offered the throne to the one who would destroy her. Oedipus took the challenge, and when he solved the Sphinx 's riddle, she cast herself off the mountainside in despair.
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“The most famous moment involving the Chimera in Greek mythology is when the Greek hero Bellerophon, with the help of his trusty winged steed, Pegasus, killed the Chimera with a bow and arrow from the sky above. The most famous moment involving the Chimera in Greek mythology is when the Greek hero Bellerophon, with the help of his trusty winged steed, Pegasus, killed the Chimera with a bow and arrow from the sky above.” (Gods and monsters)
The hero, Bellerophon, killed the Chimera by a bow and arrow and the monster became

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