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Atropos

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

In Greek mythology, one of the three Fates; her name means literally ‘inflexible’, and her role was to cut the thread of life spun and measured by her sisters.

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Parcas

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The ‘angry Parcas, sustren thre’ (invoked at the beginning of book V of Troilus and Criseyde) are the three Fates, elsewhere called the ‘fatal sustren’ (Tr III.733; LGW 2630) or ...

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