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n. Greek Mythology
One of the three Fates, the spinner of the thread of destiny.

[Greek Klōthō, from klōthein, to spin.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the three Fates, spinner of the thread of life
[Latin, from Greek Klōtho, one who spins, from klōthein to spin]


(ˈkloʊ θoʊ)

the Fate who spins the thread of life.
[< Latin < Greek Klōthṓ=klṓth(ein) to spin + suffix used in feminine names]
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Noun1.Clotho - the Greek goddess of fate who spins the thread of lifeClotho - the Greek goddess of fate who spins the thread of life
Moirae, Moirai - any of the three Greek goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Roman Parcae and similar to the Norse Norns
References in classic literature ?
The eight together form one harmony; and round about, at equal intervals, there is another band, three in number, each sitting upon her throne: these are the Fates, daughters of Necessity, who are clothed in white robes and have chaplets upon their heads, Lachesis and Clotho and Atropos, who accompany with their voices the harmony of the sirens-- Lachesis singing of the past, Clotho of the present, Atropos of the future; Clotho from time to time assisting with a touch of her right hand the revolution of the outer circle of the whorl or spindle, and Atropos with her left hand touching and guiding the inner ones, and Lachesis laying hold of either in turn, first with one hand and then with the other.
Also she bare the Destinies and ruthless avenging Fates, Clotho and Lachesis and Atropos (10), who give men at their birth both evil and good to have, and they pursue the transgressions of men and of gods: and these goddesses never cease from their dread anger until they punish the sinner with a sore penalty.
In Greek mythology, who were Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos?
The young female figure is known as The Implorer, Claudel's variation of the older woman, Clotho (1893), loops skeins of stringy hair around her emaciated body in an image that invites parallels with Donatello's wooden Mary Magdalene (c.
As described on its website, Clotho allows the user to connect to the Registry of Standard Biological Parts and other data bases, enabling the user/researcher to import and share data and tools.
Por tanto Senor quanto yo puedo exorto, e amonesto a la vuestra magnificencia que assi en la Ynquisicion de los hermosos poemas como en la polida orden, e regla de aquellos entanto que Clotho filare la estambre vuestro mui elevado sentido epluma no cese por tal que quando Atropos cortare la tela no menos Delphicos que martiales honores, egloria obtemrperados:
Poseidon was wildly aroused, Pindar says, "when Clotho took Pelops from the pure cauldron, equipped with a shoulder of shining ivory" (26).
However, Argalia differentiates himself by proving courage and dexterity while fighting, by gathering a devoted coterie--young fighters among whom four Swiss albino giants: Otho, Botho, Clotho and D'Artagnan--, the slaying of Dracula and, finally, by regaining freedom plus rank advancement: Argalia becomes a Pasha, the Wielder of the Enchanted Lance, the dream that drove him away from home.
The Fates, the goddesses of fate, once more: Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, that turn the workings of the world, moving the seven celestial spheres of the cosmos like so many spindles inside one another; weaving a thread that is spun on Clotho's spindle, measured with Lachesis's rod, to be snipped with Atropos's shears.
These descriptions are saturated with violent gazes: the Gorgons' snakes are glaring savagely ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 236); Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos competing over a dying man "glared terribly with their eyes at one another in their fury" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], 262).
Clotho [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is a daughter of Mnemosyne and one of the three Moirai, and she is the one who spins the thread of life.