>In Greek mythology the Graeae. English translation: "old
women", "grey ones", or "grey witches"; alternatively spelled Graiai or
Graiae, also called the Grey Sisters, were three sisters in Greek
mythology who shared one eye and one tooth among them. Their names were
Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo.
>The Graeae shared one eye and one tooth, which they took turns
using. By stealing their eye while they were passing it amongst
themselves, the hero Perseus forced them to tell the whereabouts of the
three objects needed to kill Medusa (a Gorgan) (in other versions the
whereabouts of Medusa herself), by ransoming their shared eye for the
information. One might compare the Graeae with the three spinners of
Destiny, (the Moirai); the northern European Norns; or the Baltic
goddess Laima and her two sisters; though all are distinct trios. They
all however represent Orions belt which has three stars: Alnitak,
Alnilam and Mintaka. The tooth originates from the constellation of
Orion as well as the eye symbol. The tooth in the ancient Phoenician
Alphabet as the letter 'W' represented the general shape of the
southern constellation of Orion. Whereas the eye represented the
reddish nebula in the constellation of Orion in between Betelgeuse and
Bellatrix called SH2-264.
>Stereotypical image of the tooth fairy.
>In ancient traditions it was common for parents to leave behind
money under a pillow when a childs tooth had fallen out and then placed
under a pillow and it is still customary today to do that. The Vikings,
it is said, paid children for their teeth. In the Norse culture,
children's teeth and other articles belonging to children, were said to
bring good luck in battle. Orion is constantly throughout mythology
claimed to be a goddess of war. Such as for example the goddess Athena
who is a goddess of war and wisdom. Which is where the term wisdom
teeth comes from.