See also:theology, the personification of absolute
See also:necessity . She appears as the
See also:mother of the Moerae (Fates), as the wife of Demiurgus (Fashioner of the
See also:World) and mother of Heimarmene (Destiny) . Her power is irresistible, even greater than that of the gods; to her was due the strife (battles with
See also:Titans, Giants) that raged amongst them of old, before the
See also:rule of love began; the world revolves
See also:round the spindle, which she holds in her
See also:lap . According to the
See also:Egyptian theory, she is one of the four deities
See also:present at the
See also:birth of every human being, her companions being the Daemon (
See also:guardian spirit), Tyche (
See also:Fortune) and
See also:Eros . On the citadel of Corinth there was a
See also:temple sacred to her and Bia (Violence), which none were permitted to enter . The
See also:Necessitas is represented in the well-known ode of Horace (i . 35) as the fore-runner and
See also:companion of
See also:Fortuna, holding in her brazen
See also:hand huge nails, a clamp and molten lead, symbolical of fixedness and tenacity . See
See also:Rep . 616 c, Symp . 195 c, 197 B;
See also:Macrobius, Saturnalia, I . 19;
See also:Pausanias ii . 4 .
NECESSITY (Lat. necessitas)
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