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.
- Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 3, page 184
- The Moirai (The Fates)
- Greek and Roman Religion: a source book
- Cosmology of the Stoa
- http://bearsite.info/General/World_Literature/greek/plutarch/essays.txt (The Complete Works
Volume 3, Essays and Miscellanies, by Plutarch)
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