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t h e  m o i r a i  were the goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man and assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. at the birth of a man, the moirai spinned out the thread of his life, followed his steps, and directed the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. they were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its…

Mythology + Religion: The Moirai of Greek Mythology (Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos)

Three Fates (by artist Janet Stahle-Fraser)

The Three Greek Fates (Clotho, the spinner; and Atropos, the cutter of the thread).

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The fates in Greek mythology could be the witches because in way they control the events of the play by telling their prophecies.

The Fates

The Three Fates (Moirai) - the Moirai (apportioners) — often known in English as the Fates — were the white-robed incarnations of destiny.

Three Fates by DividingME  //  www.dividingme.com

The Three Fates: Clotho - spins the thread of life; Lachesis - draws the lots & determines how long one lives by measuring the thread of life; and Atropos - the inevitable, who choses how someone dies by cutting the thread of life with her shears.

The Fates - "And there were another three who sat round about the throne of Hades at equal intervals, each one on her throne, the Moirai (Fates), daughters of Ananke, clad in white vestments with filleted heads, Lakhesis, and Klotho, and Atropos, who sang in unison with the music of the Seirenes, Lakhesis singing the things that were, Klotho the things that are, and Atropos the things that are to be."

The Fates - "And there were another three who sat round about the throne of Hades at equal intervals, each one on her throne, the Moirai (Fates), daughters of Ananke, clad in white vestments with filleted heads, Lakhesis, and Klotho, and Atropos, who sang in unison with the music of the Seirenes, Lakhesis singing the things that were, Klotho the things that are, and Atropos the things that are to be."

By the foot of Yggdrasil by burninggirl.deviantart.com on @deviantART

The Norns are goddeses of fate in Norse mythology. They spin the strings of life, deciding what kind of life every person will have and how long. By the foot of Yggdrasil