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Parcae

(pär`sē): 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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Parcae

see Fates.
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The essay's "bout de lisiere," while retaining for old age the erotic charge emblematized by the "fil d'Ariane," also involves the tragic specter of death, the limit of our pleasure and of our lives, a telos towards which Catullus's singing Parcae are spinning and weaving.
The conjunction of Ariadne and Parcae reinforces the encounters between Life and Death, Eros and Thanatos that the essay constantly facilitates.
It is with the Parcae that the eminently self-reflexive nature of 64 fully asserts itself and draws our attention to its similarities with the thematic concerns of Montaigne's essay.
85] Twenty five lines later, in an apparent digression, Ronsard elaborately depicts Automne's "nourrice" (nurse) spinning, and the eight verses of this hypotyposis offer a skilled imitation of Catullus's description of the Parcae at their work.
In Kornis's Kozma: A Tragedy the three socialist Parcae die, but so does the drama's mysterious, eponymous hero.