Graeae

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Graeae

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Graiae

(both: grē`ī), in Greek mythology, daughters of Ceto and Phorcus, called Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo. The personifications of old age, they were born with gray hair and only one eye and one tooth among them. They were the protectors of their sisters, the Gorgons.
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The Grey Sisters' donation gives the campaign a "really strong footing," says Sue Garvey, director of Cornerstone, adding that about $1.4 million has now been raised.
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The Pembroke Civic Hospital is supposed to close, and the Pembroke General Hospital, run by the Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, is to stay open.