Atropos was one of the three Fates, a goddess of destiny. She, along with her two sisters Clotho and Lachesis, have the job of deciding the fate of everyone, including the immortal gods. Atropos's specific job was to cut the thread of a person's life with "abhorred shears", ending their life.

The Roman equivalent of Atropos is Morta.


Erebus and Nyx (parents)

Clotho, Lachesis, Hemera, Eris, Apate, Oizys, Keres, Lyssa, Alecto, Megaera, Tisiphone, Hecate, Nemesis, Hesperides (sisters)

Aether, Hypnos, Thanatos, Geras, Momus, Moros, Dolos, Charon, Morpheus, Phobetor, Phantasos (brothers)

Khaos (grandmother)

In Mythology

See Also



Atropos depicted in Hercules


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