FATESAlso 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?
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MOIRAE, MOIRAI, THREE-FATES
Popularity index : 12167
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