Clotho Picture

In Greek mythology, the white-robed Moirae (=the Three Fates: Clotho, Lachesis & Atropos) were the personifications of destiny, who controlled the fate of every (im)mortal from birth to death, and beyond. They were even feared by the gods.
* Clotho, the spinner, spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. (drawing!)
* Lachesis, the alotter or drawer of lots measured the thread of life with her rod, determining how long people, animals and deities existed.
* Atropos, the inexorable or inevitable was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of a person's death. When she cut the thread with 'her abhorred shears', someone on earth died. The Moirae existed on the deepest European mythological level. They were usually described as cold, remorseless and unfeeling, and depicted as old crones or hags.

** Crappiest scan ever... sorry Sara (*smak*)
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