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in Greek religion and mythology, three goddesses who controlled human lives; also called the Moerae or Moirai. They were: Clotho, who spun the web of life; Lachesis, who measured its length; and Atropos, who cut it.
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The path forward, he says, is to reconcile contemporary psychology with the ancient and intellectually respectable position of fatalism--personified in Greek mythology by the Moirae, or Three Fates.
22 Very much at home in this sphere of ideas is the grotesque picture of the Moirae with the wool sticking to their parched lips which we find in Catullus 64.