A curious, well at least curious to myself, thought occurred while I was reading about the mythical idea of the “Fates”, the concept of edifices, individuals or an individual; spinners and weavers of human lives. They take many forms, the Fates for example regardless of the period and geographical location follow the same concept:
- Moirai in Greek mythology; Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos at the birth of each man would appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life.
- Parcae in Roman mythology; Nona, Decima and Morta spinned out the thread of a mans future life, followed his steps, and directed the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods.
- Nornir (Norms) in Norse mythology; Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld appeared at a person’s birth in order to determine his or her future.
- Sudice in Slavic mythology; three old women (various regional names) spinners who approach cradles of every newborn child, and foretell their fate.