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They're called the three Fates: The Clotho
, The Lachesis and The Atropos, named after the Greek mythology.
, he says, had spun out the life-thread of Dido, "la regina del Nilo," with her distaff.
The first sister, Nona, whose Latin name is taken from the ninth month after conception of a child, or Clotho
, her Greek name meaning "spinner," presides over birth and unrolls the thread of life.
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.
 Phyllis and Aristotle, the satire of the old man who falls prey to the charms of a young lady, appears in two versions,  SATURN is written above the head of an old man with disheveled hair in Baldung's 1516 drawing in the Albertina,  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.
, 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.
Inspired by ancient Greek mythology, the new folders are the Clotho
, the Lachesis and the Atropos.