FATE , in
See also:mythology, the spoken word (fatum) of
See also:Jupiter, the unalterable will of
See also:heaven . The plural (Fata, the Fates) was used for the " destinies " of individuals or cities, and then for the three goddesses who controlled them . Thus, Fata Scribunda were the goddesses who wrote down a man's destiny at his
See also:birth . In this connexion, however, Fata may be singular, the masculine and feminine Fatus, Fata, being the usual forms in popular and ceremonial language . The Fates were also called Parcae, the attributes of both being the same as those of the Greek Moerae .
FATALISM (Lat. fatum, that which is spoken, decreed...
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