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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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Purification and properties of two phospholipase A2 enzymes from berg adder (Bitis atropos) venom.
Poco importa la realidad de la existencia de ese ser, solamente apremia la necesidad de cerrar la puerta al recuerdo; este solo es posible si en el reencuentro ella esta muerta: la parca Atropos ha cortado ya el hilo.
Atropos y Amor--mas conocida como "La muerte y el amor", pues Atropos es una de las tres Moiras de la mitologia griega, la que corta el hilo de la vida--es una escultura tan extraordinaria que por primera vez Dore fue saludado con reverencia como artista.
Na mitologia grega, as Parcas eram tres: Cloto, Laquesis e Atropos: tinham como ocupacao tecer o fio do destino humano e, com suas tesouras, cortavam-no quando muito bem entendiam.
At the Salon of 1877 his sculpture La Parque et l'amour (Atropos and Eros) was met with withering contempt from Jules-Antoine Castagnary: 'nous constatons avec tristesse que, mauvais dessinateur et mauvais peintre, M.
La muerte es imaginada como la Parca impia, vinculada a la mitologia romana, representada como tres hermanas: Cloto, Laquesis y Atropos. Figuras de ancianas, de las cuales la primera hilaba, la segunda devanaba y la tercera cortaba el hilo de la vida del hombre.
The release said that the headquarters of EU Naval Force Atalanta on the LPD Siroco was alerted, via the global maritime information exchange network, of the attack of an oil tanker, the Nave Atropos, sailing under the Marshall Islands flag.
The dhow was suspected to have served as a rear base for the pirates, who launched a failed bid to take over the Nave Atropos, an oil tanker sailing under a flag from the Marshall Islands.
La referencia plural a las Moiras en Esquilo se debe a que con el paso del tiempo (recurso frecuente en la mitologia griega), la Moira se transformo en las Moiras (Moiq a), diosas de la muerte o en general de la desgracia, mas conocidas como las Tres Hermanas, cuyos nombres son Cloto ("la hilandera"), Laquesis ("la que asigna"), y Atropos (la inexorable, la inflexible, la inevitable o, literalmente, respondiendo la pregunta de Bolivar desde el remoto pasado, "la sin vuelta"), que, respectivamente, hilan, miden y cortan el hilo de la vida de los mortales (25).
* The name Atropa is derived from that of the Greek goddess Atropos, one of the three Greek fates or destinies who would determine the course of a man's life by the weaving of threads that symbolized his birth, the events in his life and finally his death; with Atropos cutting these threads to mark the last of these.
Near the end of Here Szymborska conducts an "Interview With Atropos," the Greek goddess who, for thousands of years, has been cutting the thread of each human life to end it.
Moth Night, which started last night and continues until tomorrow, is organised by Butterfly Conservation and journal Atropos, and will include a series of daytime searches and nighttime moth recording across the UK.