Morta (mythology)

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La Parca by Mexican artist Antonio García Vega.

In Roman mythology, Morta was the goddess of death. She is one of the Parcae, related to the Roman conception of the Fates in Greek mythology, the Moirai. Her Greek equivalent is Atropos, She is responsible for pain and death that occurs in a half wake half sleep time frame. Her father is the god of night and her mother the goddess of darkness. She visits and warns in advance of the pain or death about to be endured.