Myth of Fates

Fates was the daughter of Zeus and Themis or of Night. They were often imagined as three old women --- Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. It was believed Clotho spun the thread of human destiny, Lachesis allotted the thread and Atropos cut it , thus , determining the life and death of an Morta. The Fates were called Nona, Decuma and Morta. The Fates carried staffs as signs of their power. They were beyond the control of Zeus (Jupiter).

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