The Fates were a common motif in European polytheism, most frequently represented as a group of three mythological goddesses (although the numbers differed in certain eras and cultures). They were often depicted as weavers of a tapestry on a loom, with the tapestry dictating the destinies of men. The primary instances were:Moirai, the Fates of Greek mythology who control the Threads of Fate
Parcae, the Fates of Roman mythology
Sudice (mythology), the Fates of Slavic mythology
Norns, the Fates of Norse mythology and related to other female deities in Germanic paganism
This motif has been replicated in fictional accounts, such as:Three Witches, characters in Shakespeare's Macbeth
The Fates, characters in Disney's Hercules
The Sisters of Fate (God of War II), video game characters based on the Greek Fates.
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