+- The 3 Fates -+ Picture

The Fates:In Greek mythology, the white-robed Moirae or Moerae (in Greek — the "apportioners", often called the The Fates) were the personifications of destiny (Roman equivalent: Parcae, euphemistically the "sparing ones", or Fata; also equivalent to the Germanic Norns). The Greek word moira literally means a part or portion, and by extension one's portion in life or destiny. They controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal and immortal from birth to death (and beyond). Even the gods feared the Moirae. Zeus also was subject to their power, as the Pythian priestess at Delphi once admitted. A supposed epithet Zeus Moiragetes, meaning "Zeus Leader of the Morae" was inferred by Pausanias from an inscription he saw in the second century CE at Olympia: "As you go to the starting-point for the chariot-race there is an altar with an inscription to the Bringer of Fate. This is plainly a surname of Zeus, who knows the affairs of men, all that the Fates give them, and all that is not destined for them." Zeus does not appear to have been mentioned, and Pausanias' inferred assertion is unsupported in cult practice, though he noted a sanctuary of the Moirae there at Olympia and also at Corinth and Sparta, and adjoining the sanctuary of Themis outside a city gate of Thebes

-The three Moirae were:

Continue Reading: Thebes