Atropos

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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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