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Fates


The Fates or Moerae were the daughters of Zeus and Themis, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, determined the destiny of every man. This destiny was represented by a thread which the first of the Fates drew from her distaff, the second wound, ant the third cut when the life-span it represented was over. A.G.H.


Source:

Grimal, Pierre, Larousse World Mythology, Secaucus, New Jersey, Chartwell Books, 1965, p. 110