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FATES

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Greek Destiny Goddesses

Also known as MOIRAE, MOIRAI, THREE-FATES

The three old hags of Destiny and Fate

Otherwise known as the Moirae, these timeless old biddies weave the threads of destiny that control your life. The original spin doctors.

They are: CLOTHO who spins the Thread of Life, LACHESIS who allots the length of the yarn, and ATROPOS who does the snip (the final one).

All the good and evil that befalls you is woven into your destiny and cannot be altered even one jot. You may find this a little unfair, but it’s the stuff great Greek tragedies are made of.

As the daughters of primeval night deities EREBUS and NYX (though some claim that ZEUS and THEMIS should be held responsible), the FATES control the destinies of all. Even the Gods are subject to their decisions.

Under the Romans they became just as popular under the name PARCAE. Who could have foreseen that?

FATES FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : FATES
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fate and Destiny
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MOIRAE, MOIRAI, THREE-FATES
Popularity index : 85818
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Article last updated on 27 August 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "FATES: Goddesses of Fate from Greek mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 27 Aug. 2006. Web. 22 August 2014.

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