The Moirai were the goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man. They assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. Their name means "Parts", "Shares" or "Alottted Portions." Zeus Moiragetes, the god of fate, was their leader. Klotho, whose name means "Spinner," spinned the thread of life. Lakhesis, "Apportioner of Lots"--measured the thread of life. Atropos, "She who cannot be turned," cut the thread of life. Art by Kyle Thompson.