Clotho draws the thread, Lachesis turns the wheel, and Atropos cuts the string asunder when spun to a due length.
Lachesis announced the past, Clotho the present, and Atropos the future.
Atropos, one of the Fates of Greek mythology, who cut the destined thread of life.
Like the time—the 'Atropos' came in just after we touched down.
Clotho spins, Lachesis apportions, and Atropos cuts, the thread of life.
Atropos is the Fate who cuts the thread of life; see note to v. 7.
Atropos has decreed that I at least shall never again enter her walls.
Atropos appeared, after an interval, looking as beautiful as the dawn.
In spite of its ominous livery, the Atropos does not come from Hades; it is no envoy of death, bringing sadness and mourning.
Clotho spun the thread of life, Lachesis held it, and Atropos cut it.
one of the Fates (the one who holds the shears and determines the manner of a person's death and cuts the thread), from Greek, "inflexible," literally "not to be turned away," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + stem of trepein "to turn" (see trope). Related form Atropa was the Greek name for deadly nightshade.