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Fates, in Greek and Roman mythology, goddesses of destiny, called Moirai by the Greeks and Parcae by the Romans. Three Fates rule human lives: Clotho, who spins the web of life; Lachesis, who measures its length; and Atropos, the inevitable, who cuts it.

See also: Mythology.

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