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Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Moirai

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Moirai [Fates] - Daughters of Zeus and Themis, named Clotho, Lachesis, and Attropos ho distributed good and evil to mankind, they represent the power that determines the lot of humans from birth to death. The legend pictures them as old women spinning whose thread represented what had passed, what was destined to be, or what was actually happening. One of the old ladies, Attropos, represented the past, so named because nothing could change what had already come to pass. Lachesis represented the future and Clotho the present. The three fates were all-powerful deities for even the mighty Zeus himself was impotent before them. The Fates represented Destiny, the law that governed the universe. This idea was so strongly current with the Greeks that they associated Zeus with the Fates and called him Moiragetes or the leader of fate. [p. 50]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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