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LACHESIS
Also known as LAKHESIS

A picture showing the legend of LACHESIS taken from our Greek mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Greek Gods, Greek Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Goddess of fate and string

Second of the three FATES who deal in fate and destiny.

She measures the Thread of Life spun by CLOTHO with some kind of fatalistic tape measure. When she decides it's long enough, her sister ATROPOS gets out the scissors and you get snipped.

This makes the question 'How long is a piece of string?' rather more important than you might have realized.

Fate reveals that under the Romans she changed her name to DECIMA.

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Article last updated on 25 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT LACHESIS : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : LACHESIS
Location : Ancient Greece
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : LAKHESIS
Popularity index : 1146

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