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Greek Gods and Goddess: Atropos

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Introduction to Atropos

The ancient Greek Gods and Goddess contain a wealth of stories and legends, wrapped in Myths which typically provide a story with a morale code designed to influence the reader into behaviour as fitting Greek culture of the era.

In this article, we look at Atropos and the myths and legends surrounding Atropos, Atropos relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.

About Atropos

Supposedly the oldest of the three sisters of Fate, Clotho span the thread of life, Lachesis measured it and Atropos cut it. Thus, she decided, when and how people died. (see Clotho for the wider discussion on the parentage of the fates.) In reality she is death, 'La mort n'espargne ny petit ny grand'. Death baulks no creature, spares neither small nor great. She is also, the only one of the three daughters said to have brothers, though they are listed as Thanatos (death) and Hypnos (sleep) 'Homme endormi corps enseveli'. There is no difference between a dead, or a sleepy body.

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