The Fairy Fates - Lachesis Picture

The second of the Fairy Fates. Lachesis measures the Thread of Life spun by Clotho with some kind of fatalistic tape measure. When she decides it's long enough, her sister Atropos gets out the scissors and you get snipped.

This makes the question 'How long is a piece of string?' rather more important than you might have realised.

Under the Romans she changed her name to Decima.
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