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- (Greek mythology) One of the Protogenos and the primordial personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos. She was seen as the most powerful dictator of all fate and circumstance which meant that mortals, as well as the Gods, all respected her and paid homage. Considered as the mother of the Fates according to one version, she is the only one to have control over their decisions. Her Roman counterpart was Necessitas.
- (Protogenos): Aether (Ether), Kaos (Chaos), Chronos (Saturn), Erebus, Eros (Amor), Gaea (Terra/Tellus), Hemera (Dies), Nyx (Nox), Oceanus, Phanes, Phusis (Natura), Pontus, Tartarus, Tethys, Thalassa (Mare), Uranus (Caelus)
Personification of destiny, necessity and fate