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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 Lachesis and the myths and legends surrounding Lachesis, Lachesis relationship to and with other Greek Gods and Goddess and key events and stories which relate to ancient astrology and the changing seasons.
One of the White Fates, disposer of lots, or distributor of fate, (see Clotho, for, insight into the issue of parenthood.) Clotho span the thread of life, Lachesis measured it with a rod, and was said to choose a person's destiny. There is something confusing in Plato's Republic, book 1, where he implies she hands souls lots, before letting them choose what form they should take in the next life, human, or animal, but the fact that she hands them lots, implies that the decision is already made, or at least down to chance, not choice.