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LACHESIS

Picture of the Greek Destiny Goddess LACHESIS from our Greek mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Greek Destiny Goddess

Also known as LAKHESIS

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.

LACHESIS FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LACHESIS
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 : LAKHESIS
Popularity index : 19941

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Article last updated on 25 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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