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FATE GODDESS

Indo-European Fate Goddess Laima Norns Moirai Parcae icon

She is connected to the DAWN GODDESS and she might be her daughter.

There could be more than one Fate Goddess. In a plural form they are considered to be sisters. They could also be called sisters of each human being because they create everyone's fate. The third Fate Goddess always decides on the matters of one's death.

Often depicted as weavers of a tapestry on a loom, with the tapestry itself dictating the destinies of men.


Norse: Norns: Urðr Verðandi Skuld

Greek: Moirai: Clotho Lachesis Atropos

Roman: Parcae (Parkai): Nona Decima Morta

Hittite: Hutena Ištuštaya and Papaya Gulšeš Gul-Šeš

Palaic: Gulzannikeš Gulzikannikeš

Latvian: Laima Kārta Dēkla

Lithuanian: Deivės Valdytojos: Laima Dalia Giltinė

Albanian: Ora Zana Fatia Mirai

Russian: Zorya Utrennaya Zorya Vechernaya Dola Rozhanitsy

Polish: Zorze Zarzyce Dola

South Slavic: Rodjenice Sudice Narŭčnici

Gaulish: Matres Matronae Suleviae

Irish: Brigid


In Latvian mythology, Laima and her sisters, Kārta and Dēkla, were a trinity of fate deities, similar to the Norse Norns or the Greek Moirai. Laima makes the final decision on individual's fate and is considerably more popular. While all three of them had similar functions, Laima is the Goddess of luck and is more related with mothers and childbirth, Dēkla is in charge of children, and Kārta holds power over the adult's life. In modern Dievturi these three goddesses are referred to as the three Laimas, indicating they are the same deity in three different aspects. Birth rituals at the end of the 19th century included offerings of hen, sheep, towels or other woven materials to Laima. Only women could participate in the ritual, performed in a sauna (pirtis).

In Albanian mythology the Mirai are: e Bardha (The White One), she distributes good luck and wishes humans well, e Verdha (The Yellow One), who distributes bad luck and casts evil spells, and e Zeza (The Black One), who decides about the matters of death.

The three Zorya sisters appear in the first season (E01 and E02) of the TV Series "American Gods".