The Fates Gathering in the Stars

Illustration

Karen Barrett-Wilt
by Wikimedia Commons
published on 26 July 2014

The Fates Gathering in the Stars by Elihu Vedder, 1887 CE, now in the Art Institute of Chicago. This image depicts the three Greek Fates - Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos - spinning the thread of life, then marking it's length and cutting it at the fixed time of death (represented by the spindle, distaff, and spears in this image).

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