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Moirae, Fates.
Alternate meanings: Distributors, The-Allotters.
[to Whom the fifteenth day of September, day 258, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: Triple Goddess of fate and acts of generation; Those Who spin the thread of life, perhaps originally the thread was spun of moon-light or sunlight; Those Who write, or read, the book of fate; Those Who are credited by some with the first invention of the Greek (?) alphabet.
Originally They were probably birth Spirits Who visit a new born child and assign shehe's destiny, perhaps also a triple Goddess of the moon.
To Whom Sacred: dog (and dog sacrifice); horse; spinning; thread; sundial; scales; the colour white.

Their names are:
First person: Clotho, The-Spinner.
Second person: Lachesis, Measurer
. Third person: Atropos, Inevitable.
Source: EDEL; EBv10/199; GR.WG/210; MAS.WWGRM/157; RHJ.HGM/24. Check also references: Graves WG 11, 143, 224-6, 229-30, 272, 381, 421.
Atropos, Inevitable.
Alternate meaning: Inflexible.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: Greek 'not to be turned', from a-, not + trepein, 'to turn'. Related English words: atropine; atrophy is also related, but not so clearly.
Description: Eldest, smallest, but most terrible Fate; unchangeable, unbending Goddess of death; She Who cuts the thread of life; She Who decides the outcome of battles and the fate of the combatants; She Whose decisions are irrevocable; She Who spins or sings the past.
To Whom Sacred: 'the abhorred shears'; brass pestle; belladonna (a poisonous European plant, Atropa belladonna, of the nightshade family, with purplish or reddish bell-shaped flowers and shiny black berries, it is also called deadly nightshade); atropine (of which belladonna is the source. [Modern Latin derived from Italian bella donna, 'beautiful lady': a folk etymology (influenced by cosmetic use for dilating the eye) for Modern Latin bladona, 'nightshade'.]

Clotho, The-Spinner.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: it seems hardly possible that the English words: cloth, clothe, clothes, clothier, clad (and so on) are unrelated, but according to some etymologists their origin is unknown while others say they. are from another line entirely
Description: Goddess of the present; She Who spins the thread of life (though some say She Who places the unspun flax on the spindle which She holds when Lachesis, Measurer, draws out the thread).
To Whom Sacred: spindle or distaff.

Clothes, The-Spinners.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Linguistic Note: orthography kappa-lambda-omega-theta-epsilon-sigma, (Klothes), from kappa-lambda-omega-theta-omega, (klotho), 'to twist by spinning'. Related English words: clothe, clothes. But see linguistic note for Clotho, above.

Source: Kerenyi GSM 14.
Fata, Fates.
Alternate meaning: Those-of-Destiny.

Geography/Culture: Roman.
Linguistic Note: adaption of Latin fatum, that which is spoken, fate, from Latin fatus, past participle of fari, to speak. Perhaps allied to Greek pheme, phami, report, fame. Late Latin fata, a fairy; literally, a fate, a Goddess of destiny. English words related to Fata: fate, fatal, fatality, fey (fay), fairy.
Description: Triple Goddess of fate; Those Who control the destinies of individuals and cities; Those Who record the destiny of an idividual at birth.
To Whom Sacred: the number 7 (they visit a child on the 7th day after birth).

Composed of:
Decima, D]KEM1, {Something-to-do-with-Tenth?}. Nona, NON1, {Ninth-one}.
And Parca, P*K1, She-Who-Brings-Forth,
Source: (of Necessitas) WWGRM/162.
Lachesis, Measurer'.

Alternate meanings: The-Apportioner, Lot, Destiny, Disposer.

Geography/Culture: Greek.
Description: Goddess of destiny; Editor of individual lives; Disposer of lots; She Who draws off the thread determining its length and course.
To Whom Sacred: measuring rod.

Moira, Strong-One.
Alternate meanings: Necessity, Death.

Geography/Culture: Greek.