Clotho


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Clotho:

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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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Clotho

one of the three Fates, spins the thread that represents the life of each individual. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 927]
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The Clotho is named after the Fate that began the thread of life.
27) By evoking the weaver Clotho in reference to Dido he reminds us that, in fact, it is not the mythological goddess but the poet/weaver Virgil who spins the tale of the Queen of Carthage's suicide.
As Clotho in the Fata myth is the youngest sister who sings of the present time, and unrolls the thread of life, Christel is the youngest and most naive female character in the novel, reminiscent of Chateaubriand's Atala.
The sand dollars (order Clypeasteroida) were represented by Encope stokesii from the Pacific coast of Panama; the heart urchins (order Spatangoida) by Moira clotho collected at the Perlas Islands in the Bay of Panama.
15) early accounts of Aphrodite link her as Clotho with the three spinning fates, and (like her counterparts in Pima.
188] Phyllis and Aristotle, the satire of the old man who falls prey to the charms of a young lady, appears in two versions, [189] SATURN is written above the head of an old man with disheveled hair in Baldung's 1516 drawing in the Albertina, [190] and Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos appear in his print of The Fates (fig.
Sea witches and warrior women abound as Walker draws on the stories of Arachne and Clotho, the Amazons, the Quest for the Holy Grail becomes the Quest for the Holy Cauldron of the Goddess of the Earth; Little White Riding Hood appears, as well as a female Aladdin who goes by the name Ala Dean, and uses her magical lamp to create a feminist utopia.
Clotho, or "Spinner," fashioned the filament day by day, while Lachesis, or "Apportioner," determined its length.
Their names were Clotho ("Spinner"), Lachesis ("Allotter"), and Atropos ("Inflexible").
There they were, the Fates, the daughters of Necessity, circling around me; Lachesis singing the things that were, Clotho the things that are, and Atropos the things that are to be (Rep.
NEW YORK -- Today, the 11th Annual Russian Film Week in New York, presented by Global Advertising Strategies in partnership with Studio Clotho and the Russian Ministry of Culture, announced that Slava Ross' critically-acclaimed Siberia, Monamour, will open the 2011 event.
The Clotho has a 3 1/8-inch blade the Lachesis a 3 1/2-inch blade and the Atropos a four-inch blade.