Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

LACHESIS

Greek Destiny Goddess

Also known as Lakhesis

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

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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Lakhesis

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
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
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Lachesis Relationships

Father: Erebus
Mother: Nyx
Member of: Fates

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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