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FATES

Picture of the Greek Destiny Goddesses FATES from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MOIRAE, MOIRAI, THREE-FATES
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : deity

In charge of : Fate and Destiny
God of : Fate, Destiny

Father: EREBUS
Mother: NYX
Member of: FATES

Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index : 109240

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Article last updated on 23 August 2015 by Peter J Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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