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The Moirae—often called the Fates in English—are the goddesses who decide the fate of all living things. No big deal. These three sisters usually appear as hideous old crones—think the Wicked Witch of the West, but uglier. Clotho is the youngest sister, and she is responsible for spinning the thread of life at a mortal's birth. The middle sister is Lachesis, who measures those life-threads and decides how long each one will be. Atropos, also called Aisa, is the oldest of the sisters; it's her job to take each mortal's life by snipping the thread with her scissors. Powerful much? Absolutely. Some say that not even Zeus can escape the webs these ladies spin.
The Moirae: Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos (Aisa)
The Fates, the Parcae, the Fata, The Controllers
Um, being fate
Spinning Wheel School of Weaving
Us. We're in total control.
Zeus and Themis, or maybe Nyx and Erebos
We cause everyone to be born, so in a way everyone is our child—whom we later kill.
"The fates lead him who will—him who won't they drag."
Oedipus the King by Sophocles
God's Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash
Mt. Olympus Sewing Circle