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by Allison Kupec, Clarksville Middle School
Thriae are three Greek, holy sisters who are virgins. They recieved their name, Thriae, because they are lesser goddesses of nature who can foresee the future or foretell the unknown by inspiration, magic, signs, or omens. They learned the art of prophesizing from the god Hermes. Some suggest that they are meant to be white-haired and old or that the image is supposed to look like bees covered with pollen. They appear to be women with wings; probably their hair is literally powdered with white flour. They live under a ridge of Mt. Parnassus, and the word Thriae means "pebbles," because the future was foretold by tossing pebbles.

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