Lachesis - The Fates Picture

"Lachesis - The Measurer"
In Greek mythology, Lachesis (also Lakhesis, Greek: Λάχεσις, English: "disposer of lots", Etymology: λαγχάνω - to obtain by lot, by fate, or by the will of the gods) was the second of the Three Fates, or Moirae, also known as the Triple Moon Goddesses or the Lunar Dieties. Each phase of the moon (new, full and old) representing each of the fates - Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. Normally seen clothed in white, Lachesis is the measurer of the thread woven by Clotho's spindle, and in some texts, determines Destiny, or thread of life.[1] Her Roman equivalent was Decima. The Three Fates are often associated with the moon and the great spider, spinning threads of destinies into a woven cloth.[2]
Lachesis was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life was to be allowed for each person or being.[3] She measured the thread of life with her rod. She is also said to choose a person's destiny after a thread was measured. In mythology, it is said that she appears with her sisters within three days of a baby's birth to decide its fate. - Wikipedia

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