Pepromene

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Pepromene /pɪˈprɒmɪˌn/ is a goddess and being of fate/destiny in Greek mythology (a being of "the destined share", which implies a person's true calling and fate; in short, the idea that every man is tied to a destiny). The ancient perception of her being gives the name as belonging within other Greek ideas (or "seeings") for destiny and fate (such as Aesa, Moira, Moros, Ananke, Adrasteia and Heimarmene).[1][2]

Etymology[edit]

Pepromene's name is speculated to have numerous different origins; some postulate it is derived from the Greek πεπρῶσθαι, peprosthai, meaning "to be furnished, fulfilled or fated". However, others suggest that the same πεπερατοσθαι (pepratosthai) means "finite", implying finite nature; the fact that nothing in this life lasts forever.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murrell, Beatrix (23 May 2007). "StoicSpirit: (7) Cosmology of the Ancient Stoa". Stoicspirit.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 184 (v. 3)". 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

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