• Les Parques by Alfred Agache, 1855.

    The Moirae were the three goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man. They assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. Their name means "Parts." "Shares" or "Alottted Portions." The individuals were Clotho, the "the Spinner," who spun the thread of life, Lachesis, "the Apportioner of Lots", who measured it, and Atropos (or Aisa), "She who cannot be turned," who cut it short. Zeus Moiragetes, the god of fate, was their leader.

    The Moirai were described as ugly, old women and sometimes lame. They were severe, inflexible and stern. Clotho carries a spindle or a roll (the book of ate), Lachesis a staff with which she points to the horoscope on a globe, and Atropos a scroll, a wax tablet, a sundial, a pair of scales, or a cutting instrument. At other times the three were shown with staffs or sceptres, the symbols of dominion, and sometimes even with crowns. At the birth of each man they appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life.

    The Romans name for the goddesses was Parcae and the names of the individuals were Nona, Decuma and Morta. Theoi Greek Mytology.

    In this activity, after discusings about the simbolysm of the Moirae, you are going to collaborativelly create a poster with canva for the Female Monster Museum from artworks.

    The poster shall include:

    -The name of the monster.

    -The title of the artwork or artworks that appear on the poster.

    -The name of the authors of the artworks that appear on the poster.

    -Some written and oral annotations in English explaining the symbolism of the female monster.

    -The number of the transnational group: 12.

    -The logo of the project and the European Union.

    -To create the poster in a collaborative way, we are going to use the tool: canva.

    -In each poster you could create more tha one page.

    -To enter canva you have just to copy the link corresponding to your international group.

    Poster - team 12


  • In your opinion, what do the Moirae best represent?
    The Moirae symbolize the inescapable destiny of man.
    1 vote (3.45%)
    The Moirae represent femenine control over life and death.
    7 votes (24.14%)
    The three Moirai represented the cycle of life, essentially standing for Birth, Life, and Death.
    18 votes (62.07%)
    The Moirae represent te idea of the sacred female trinity.
    3 votes (10.34%)