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Fates

Fates

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Fates Gossip

Spotted... on Mount Olympus or Asgard. xoxo Gossip Shmoop

The word "moirae" actually translates to "apportioners," which refers to the way the Fates portion out each person's life. Works for us. (Source.)

The word Fate is everywhere. One of Shmoop's favorites? It's the name of a great album by the band Dr. Dog.

In the God of War II video game, Clotho appears as a giant and incredibly disgusting silkworm thing. Gross.

Named for the life-snipping Atropos, atropa belladonna is an infamously toxic plant, also known as deadly nightshade. Talk about a scary name.

Want something named after you? How about a deadly snake? One of the fates got that exact honor. There is a genus of venomous pit vipers named lachesis after the fatal sister who measures the thread of life.

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