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Atropos

(ă`trəpŏs'): see FatesFates,
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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Atropos

Fate who cuts thread of life. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 302]
See: Death
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Daarna wys Miss Mouffet aan Seth die doodshoofinot ("Death's-head Hawkmoth" ofte wel Sphinx acherontia atropos met die skedelteken op sy toraks (sien Bylaag A; laaste figuur regs onder).
Mi welwch felly pam ei fod o wedi cael ei enwi ar l Atropos - y Tynged oedd yn gyfrifol am hyd bywyd.
The Atropos is named after the Fate who literally cuts the thread of life.
Atropos then slit the meshes, Now MY WHOLE is what all flesh is.
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In the death-locked world of Hamlet--cracking "the wind of the poor phrase" in genuine Poloniusian manner--the timeless topos of doubled topicality is that of Atropos.
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Robinson, president and CEO of Atropos International Corporation, a Texas-licensed security consulting and training organization, and a member of the ASIS Houston chapter.
No trope, or, the anti-trope, Atropos, "she who cannot be turned.
When Iphigenia tells Ignatius the story of Lachesis, Clotho, and Atropos to explain the importance of spinning, she prefaces their names and respective tasks in ensuring each soul's destiny with, "Some say they are the trinity, not separate but three faces of the one" (Lambs 152).
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