Monday 27 April 2015


In Greek mythology, Moirai were the three goddess of fate (Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropus), who personified the inescapable destiny of man. 

                                             Clotho, means "spinner", spun the thread of life from her Distaff onto her Spindle, who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
                                             Lachesis, means "allotter", measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod.
                                             Atropos, means "inexorable" or "inevitable",  was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person's death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with "her abhorred shears".
                         Moirai were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction. The gods and men had to submit to them. In some versions, Zeus was the only one who can command them. In other version, Zeus was also bound to the Moirai's dictates.

                                                                      Moirai were described as the daughters of Zeus and Themis, or Nyx and Erebus or, Nyx and Chonus or, Oceanus and Gaea, or  Anance (the goddess of necessity).


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