Moirae: The Apportioner Picture

One of Tannis' very protective aunts.

In Greek mythology, Lachesis was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirae. She was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life was to be allowed for each person or being. In paintings and stories, Lachesis is often portrayed as a matronly woman. In this story, Lachesis is also said to choose a being's destiny after a thread was measured.
Lachesis and the rest of the Moirae were also featured in one of Piers Anthony's Books entitled "With A Tangled Skein." This one part in a larger series entitle the Incarnations of Immortality, in which the Moirae play a very large part.
Wyrd Sisters
The Sisters of Fate
Moirae: The Apportioner
Morta
The Fates: Lachesis