Clotho, the spinner

Clotho, the Spinner

Fate in ancient Greek mythology was personified not as one, but threefold.

It was described as three women, the Moirae, intrusted with the management of the thread of life. Clotho draws the thread between her fingers; Lachesis turns the wheel; and Atropos cuts the thread.

Clotho gives life and brings us into the world, Lachesis determines our fortunes and Atropos concludes our lives.