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Moirai by pandorasconviction Moirai by pandorasconviction
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History of the Moirai:
In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Ancient Greek Μοῖραι, "apportioners", Latinized as Moerae), often called The Fates, were the white-robed incarnations of destiny (Roman equivalent: Parcae, euphemistically the "sparing ones", or Fata; also equivalent to the Germanic Norns). Their number became fixed at three. The Greek word moira (μοῖρα) literally means a part or portion of the whole, and by extension one's portion in life or destiny, which consisted of bad and good moments that were distributed by the Fates,[1] They controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal from birth to death, and it was impossible for anyone to act over his own destiny.
When they were three,[10] the three Moirai were:
Clotho ( /ˈkloʊθoʊ/, Greek Κλωθώ [klɔːˈtʰɔː] – "spinner") spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle. Her Roman equivalent was Nona, (the 'Ninth'), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
Lachesis ( /ˈlækɨsɪs/, Greek Λάχεσις [ˈlakʰesis] – "allotter" or drawer of lots) measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod. Her Roman equivalent was Decima (the 'Tenth').
Atropos ( /ˈætrəpɒs/, Greek Ἄτροπος [ˈatropos] – "inexorable" or "inevitable", literally "unturning",[11] sometimes called Aisa) was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person's death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with "her abhorred shears".[12] Her Roman equivalent was Morta ('Death').
In the Republic of Plato, the three Moirai sing in unison with the music of the Seirenes. Lachesis sings the things that were, Clotho the things that are, and Atropos the things that are to be.[13] Pindar in his Hymn to the Fates, holds them in high honour. He calls them to send their sisters Hours, Eunomia (Lawfulness), Dike (Right), and Eirene (Peace), to stop the internal civil strife:
Listen Fates, who sit nearest of gods to the throne of Zeus, and weave with shuttles of adamant, inescapable devices for councels of every kind beyond counting, Aisa, Clotho and Lachesis, fine-armed daughters of Night, hearken to our prayers, all-terrible goddesses, of sky and earth. Send us rose-bossomed Lawfulness, and her sisters on glittering thrones, Right and crowned Peace, and make this city forget the misfortunes which lie heavily on her heart.[14]
3litza Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I like the symbolic of this piece, though I would have preferred for it to be clearer which one is which. At the moment it is hard to decide Who is Clotho and which one is Atropos. Maybe a scissors or something similar would give some clarity. Although maybe the colours are upposed to take that function? White for birth and black for death?
The magic circle around them is well done, though I think the perpective is a bit wrong ^^
Still all in all a nice piece and I love it that you know a lot about mythology :3 I read the greek mythology whan I was little but have forgotten most of it nowadays... I should read it again...
pandorasconviction Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thank You! Yea I was trying to represent the fates using the colors, and the change in the thread and the first one is young and dainty, the second one has the the fates mythology all three fates shared one eye, usually Lachesis had it in order to see your present,And the third is old and grey and the thread is "blinking" out at the end. I made them breathing/eating the thread of life to show how intertwined life is and the finality/creation of life itself.
Something is off in the perspective, i think it might be the lack of shadowing in the back of the circle...idk maybe :) :)
3litza Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I think it is more that the circle should more of an ellipse. the back should be nearer to the girls. erm like this (yes awful drawing but I did it with my touchpad, which i rarely use, let alone draw with :D) [link] so narrower. that would make the perspective better...
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Submitted on
January 24, 2012
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3.2 MB


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10/500 second
Focal Length
7 mm
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Date Taken
Mar 22, 2008, 6:10:50 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Windows