The Sisters Fates Essay

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The Sisters Fates also know as
“Moirai” to the Romans also another name in Latin Parca,
By:Eddy Galvan

The 1st Fate is Clotho
Clotho spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle also, who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy

The 2nd Fate is Lachesis

measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod.

The 3rd Fate is Atropos

Atropos sometimes called Aisa 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". Her Roman equivalent was Morta ('Death').

The History of the fates

The Moirai were described as ugly old women, sometimes lame.
They were severe, inflexible and stern. Clotho carries a spindle or a roll (the book of fate), Lachesis a staff with which she points to the horoscope on a globe, and Atropos (Aisa) a scroll, a wax tablet, a sundial, a pair of scales, or a cutting instrument. At other times the three were shown with staffs or sceptres, the symbols of dominion, and sometimes even with crowns. At the birth of each man they appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life.

There parent is Themis, which is born from Uranus and Gaea

The Moirai were supposed to appear three nights after a child's birth to determine the course of its life, as in the story of Meleager and the firebrand taken from the hearth and preserved by his mother to extend his life. As goddesses of birth who even prophesized the fate of the newly born, Eileithyia the ancient Minoan goddess of childbirth and divine midwifery was their companion. Pausanias mentions an ancient role of Eileythia as "the clever spinner", relating her with destiny too.Their appearance indicate the Greek desire for health which was connected with the Greek cult of the body that was essentially a religious activity.

The Origins
It seems that in Pre-Greek religion Aisa was a daemon. In Mycenean religion
Aisa or Moira was originally an abstract power related with the limit and end