Clotho in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
[MOIRA.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Clotho in Wikipedia
Clotho was one of the Three Fates also the youngest of her
sisters. Clotho or Moirae, in ancient Greek mythology. Her
Roman equivalent was Nona. Clotho was responsible for spinning
the thread of human life. She also made major decisions such
as when a person was born. This made her responsible for
birth, which in effect controlled people's lives. This control
she had over people's lives didn't only enable her to choose
who was born, but she also decided when certain gods or
mortals were to be saved or put to death. For example, when
Pelops was killed and boiled by his father, it was Clotho who
brought him back to life.
As one of the three fates her contribution to mythology was
immense. Clotho, along with her sisters and Hermes, was given
credit for creating the alphabet for their people. Even though
Clotho and her sister were real goddesses their representation
of fate is more focused upon in Greek mythology. Thread
represented human life and her decisions represented the fate
of all men in society...