The Fates Gathering in the Stars

Illustration

Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Wikimedia Commons
published on 26 July 2014
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The Fates Gathering in the Stars by Elihu Vedder, 1887 CE, now in the Art Institute of Chicago. This image depicts the three Greek Fates - Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos - spinning the thread of life, then marking it's length and cutting it at the fixed time of death (represented by the spindle, distaff, and spears in this image).

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Commons, W. (2014, July 26). The Fates Gathering in the Stars. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2877/the-fates-gathering-in-the-stars/

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Commons, Wikimedia. "The Fates Gathering in the Stars." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2877/the-fates-gathering-in-the-stars/.

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