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For the 2006 album by Erik Mongrain, see Fates (album).

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:

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