The Moirai

The Moirai

The Spinner, Allotter & Unturnables of Fate

The Moirai are the ancient mothers of the threads of life from birth to death of every mortal. Their work could not be obstructed. Zeus worked with the fates to guide and determine destiny but once cast, even Zeus could not change future events.

Daughters of Themis but also guided by Zeus, they are the accepted parents of the Moirai.

Clotho, is the spinner. She spins the threads of life onto her spindle. In song she sings of the things that are. She carries a spindle or the book of fate

Lachesis, is the allotter. She measures the thread or life allotted to each person. In song, she sings of things that were. She carries a staff to point at the horoscopes.

Atropos, is the inevitable. She is the cutter of life. She will choose the manner in which each person dies, and when that time comes, by using abhorred shears. In song, she sings of things that are to be. She carries a scroll, a sundial, a wax tablet, a pair of scales and her shears.

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