The Three Fates

    The Fates, also called the Moirai were three woman who in  Greeks myth determined when life begins, when it ends, and what happens in between. They were  Clotho, who appeared as a maiden and spun the thread of life. Her name meant The Spinner and she is usually depicted holding a spindle.  Lachesis, who appeared as a matron and measured the thread of life and usually holds a scroll. She was the Caster of lots and Atropos, who cut the thread of life, and appeared as a crone. Her name meant, Unbending and is often shown holding either scissor or a scale, she is the most terrible.

They were the daughters of Erebus (Darkness) and in most myths they were eternal and more powerful than any of the Gods whose destiny also came under their sway.
 

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