Graeae — first appear in Claimed by Shadow.

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

The Graeae ancient Greek demigoddesses—a trio of old women that look well over a hundred with long greasy hair down to th floor. They share only one eye and one tooth between them. Cassie acquired them when she stole a bunch of magical items from the Inner Sanctum of the North American Vampire Senate at M.A.G.I.C..[1]

They can be out of control like toddlers and often mischievous. Cassie acquired the Gaeae after she stole a bunch of items from the Senate. a small iridescent sphere in a black wooden case, had started to glow as soon as I picked it up. A brief flash of light released them she touched it. [1]

About[edit | edit source]

Species[edit | edit source]

  • Ancient Greek demigoddesses

Nickname[edit | edit source]

  • Weird Sisters

Powers & Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Each had some kind of warlike talent. [2]
  • Can transform into giant amazon-like warriors (at least Enyo can) [2]

Original Task[edit | edit source]

  • The three had been given the task of protecting the Gorgons. [2]

Purpose[edit | edit source]

  • They are required to work for whoever frees them for a year and a day after their release, or until they have saved that person's life. Then they will be free to terrorize mankind again.[3]

Habitat[edit | edit source]

  • A small iridescent sphere in a black wooden case—a Magical Trap—served as their prison. [1]
  • The Magical Trap housed them for some unknown number of centuries.

Individual Names[edit | edit source]

  • Pemphredo (alarm)
  • Deino (dread)
  • Enyo (horror)

Character / Nature[edit | edit source]

  • Like three ancient toddlers, they had very short attention spans.[1]
  • sharing a room with them was not very restful. [4]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

  • All three looked under a hundred,
  • They had matted, greasy locks—gray since birth—that streamed in a web of tangles to the floor.

Gifts to Cassie the Pythia[edit | edit source]

Deino: bucket of bloody entrails
Pemphredo: newspaper full of casino chips—black, with a few five-hundred-dollar purple ones
Enyo: large three-tiered cake

The bucket of blood sets off Zombie Elvis which causes chaos. At lassie's request, Enyo transformed into Amazon mode.

Other Details[edit | edit source]

  • Gray since birth
  • Flyer for the Lyceum Theatre's production of McBeth had a picture that looked like the Graeae with better hair.[2]
  • Cassie plans house their trap to capture Myra.[5]

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The Three Gaeae—Details[edit | edit source]

Enyo[edit | edit source]

  • Name means: "horror,"[1]
  • Power: Turned into a giant amazon woman—clad only in matted ankle-length hair and a lot of blood... yellow, slitted eyes and full mouth of long, sharp teeth, four-inch-long talons [2]
  • The blanket of blood: supposed to contain remnants of every enemy she'd ever slaughtered. [6]
  • Shot toothpicks into the Satyr bartender[1]
  • Squashed face-containing so many folds that the absence of eyes wasn't all that noticeable.[1]
  • Got a manicure while Cassie was fighting off suits of armor. [7]
  • "Birt' Day" gift to Cassie: large three-tiered cake; Girl she rescued from the zombie Elvis.[6]

Deino[edit | edit source]

  • Name means: "dread"
  • Power: freeze people in their tracks[6]
  • Cassie found a part-decayed rat in her hair when she tried to wash it. [1]
  • stayed at the bar while her sisters fought the War Mages [2]
  • Eye sockets: held a dark, roiling mist that in no way looked like eyes, but somehow gave the impression of sight. [6]
  • "Birt' Day" gift to Cassie: 1-bucket of bloody entrails on the table right under my nose; 2-Pritkin unconscious after she froze him, then socked him hard.[6]

Pemphredo[edit | edit source]

  • Name means: "alarm"
  • Power: Telekinesis—move object with thought and cause people to do things against their will.[2]
  • Swallowed a bag of peanuts whole.[1]
  • Called "the master of alarming surprises". [2]
  • Winked at Cassie through the gong.[2]
  • Caused a chandelier to fall on the female mage and another mage to shoot himself in the foot.[2]
  • "Birt' Day" gift to Cassie: stack of casino chips-more than four thousand dollars at just a glance

Events in the Series[edit | edit source]

This section may have spoilers. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning" if you haven’t read it yet.

2. Claimed by Shadow[edit | edit source]

In a bar at Dante's they cause havoc... they stole several tourist souvenirs, including a red devil plush and a snow globe. Enyo was trying to take back the eye from her sister Deino to check out the bartender; Pemphredo using the tooth to rip open a bag of peanuts. Enyo blew toothpicks at the Satyr bartender, little red dots sprouted on his chest.[1] A group of War Mages enter the bar. Enyo transforms into giant amazon-like warrior. She gets caught in a web conjured by a mage. Pemphredo drops a chandelier on the delicate Asian female mage who drops out of the fight. Pemphredo causes another mage to shoot himself in the foot. Deino stayed at the bar.[2]

Cassie scolds them for not being there when she needed them (to fight the mages & suits of armor). in the kitchen, they get into a brawl with the Gargoyles thanked Cassie meant them. The Gargoyle viewed them as a threat to their sacred kitchen. Carlos Casanova agrees to hide them from the mages.[7] Cassie bargains with Pritkin to teach her how to use the trap to get the Graeae back in it—only she wants to use it on Myra instead. [3]

They are sent in as a diversion by Casanova against the War Mages so Cassie and Marlowe could excape from Headliners. The each bring a gift for the new Pythia saying "Birt' Day!" Deino: bucket of bloody entrails; Pemphredo: black and purple casino chips; Enyo: large three-tiered cake. The bucket of blood sets off Zombie Elvis which causes chaos. At Cassie's request, Enyo transformed into Amazon mode to save a woman that Elvis was about to eat. Pemphredo jumping on Zombie Elvis's back started digging in his open cranium, tossing out handfuls of bloody brains. Deino gives her the fan-girl to make up for the ruined bucket. John Pritkin jumped Deino sending her into giant tiki speakers then set them ablaze. Deino popped out of the bonfire really angry. She froze JP then decked him. 

The Mages were closing in, fireballs everywehere. The Grae had left the building. Until a few minutes ago, Deino was the only one who had not saved my life. Enyo had held off the mages at Casanova's, Pemphredo had helped me in the kitchen afterwards and Deino had just made it a hat trick. (see quotes) [6]

3. Embrace the Night[edit | edit source]

4. Curse the Dawn[edit | edit source]

5. Hunt the Moon[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

did a quick mental survey and realized that, until a few minutes ago, Deino was the only one who had not saved my life. Enyo had held off the mages at Casanova's, Pemphredo had helped me in the kitchen afterwards and Deino had just made it a hat trick. They had paid their debt and now I was on my own. — Cassie's thoughts [6]

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