The Fates- The Basics
Clotho
Lachesis
Atropos
Fate and the Gods
100

The Fates consisted of how many old women?

What is 3.

100

What is Clotho's job?

She is the spinner of life or the thread. 

100

What is Lachesis's job?

She is the measurer of life.

100

What is Atropos's job? 

She cuts the thread. 

100

How were the fates depicted in Mythology?

As old, ugly, mean, old women. 

200

What is the Greek name for the Fates?

What is Moirai.

200

What item does Clotho carry to help recognize her?

A spindle or spool of thread.

200

What item does Lachesis carry to help recognize her?

A measuring tool- ruler, tape measurer, etc. 

200

What item does Atropos carry to help recognize her?

A pair of scissors.

200

Was Zeus more powerful than the Fates?

No! The Fates were more powerful than the Gods. 

300

What does the word Fate, or Moirai, mean?


What is shared, portions, or allotted one.

300

True or False- Clotho made the major decisions, for instance when a person was to be born.  

True

300

True or False- Lachesis was in charge of deciding how much time of life was to be allotted to each person. 

True

300

What birth order was Atropos?

The oldest.

300

True or False- The fates had a physical form, but they were also an idea. 

True- It was common for the ancient Greeks to give shape to deities and gods that would represent and explain abstract ideas. 

400

What did the Fates rule over?

Your Destiny.

400

True or False- Clotho can use her life giving powers to re-tie a string that has been cut. 

True

400

True or False- It is believe that Lachesis was in charge of choosing the fate of every person once the thread had been measured. 

True

400

True or False- Atropos was also known as the Inevitable. 

True

400

True or False- The three Moirai represented the cycle of life, essentially standing for Birth, Life, and Death. 

True

500

It was believed that the Fates would appear within how many days of someone’s birth to decide their fate?

What is 3. 

500

Clotho is known for carry an important book by what name?

The Book of Fate

500

What color is Lachesis typically seen wearing in Mythological depictions?

What is White. 

500

True or False- Atropos was often depicted as the smallest of the three fates.

True

500

True or False-  It is uncertain who the parents of the Morai were, but many believe they were the parents of Darkness and Night. 

True

Click to zoom
M
e
n
u