Symbols - What does heaven look like
The Moirae, Moerae or Moirai ….often called The Fates, in Greek mythology, were the white-robed personifications of both Destiny and Fate. Their number became fixed at three. The Greek word moira literally means a part or portion, and by extension one's portion in life or destiny. They controlled the metaphorical thread of life - see Thread and cord - of every mortal from birth to death…….. the three Moirae were:
- Clotho … spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle.
- Lachesis …..measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod.
- Atropos – "inexorable" or "inevitable", literally "unturning") was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person's death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with "her abhorred shears".
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