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Pepromene is a goddess and personification of fate/destiny in Greek mythology (personification of "the destined share", which implies a person's true calling, and similar ideas; in short, the idea that every man is tied to a destiny). Her name seems to be a synonym to other Greek terms for destiny and fate (such as Aesa, Moira, Moros, Ananke, Adrasteia and Heimarmene).


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.



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