By Ellen Lorenzi-Prince © 2004 All rights reserved
Aged virgins, possessing
one eye and one tooth between the three; beings on whom no ray of sun ever looks
down, nor moon at night.
Bound, 791-800 CE
Goddesses who were born old and became older as time went on, they were the guardians of the powerful and mysterious Gorgons. Whoever held their sleepless eye was all seeing and ever vigilant.
Image source: Red Figure Ware ca. 425 BCE