Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

FATES

Greek Destiny Goddesses

Also known as MOIRAE, MOIRAI, THREE-FATES

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

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

Gender: Female
Type: Goddesses
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fate and Destiny
Area of expertise: Fate, Destiny

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 597

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Article last revised on September 05, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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