Definitions for "Fates"
in classical mythology, the three goddesses who directed human destinies. (Julius Caesar)
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Fates were three women at a spinning wheel who controlled the destiny of a person. Clotho, who held the material of life; Lachesis, who spun the thread of life; and Atropos, who made the eventual cut that ended life.
three sisters named Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos; these women measure out the length of individuals’ lives; they are the daughters of Zeus and Themis.
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