Lachesis in Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
[MOIRA.] - A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and
mythology, William Smith, Ed.
Lachesis in Wikipedia
In Greek mythology, Lachesis (also Lakhesis, Greek: Λάχεσις,
English: "disposer of lots", Etymology: λαγχάνω - to obtain by
lot, by fate, or by the will of the gods) was the second of
the Three Fates, or Moirae. Her Roman equivalent was Decima.
Lachesis was the apportioner, deciding how much time for life
was to be allowed for each person or being  . She measured
the thread of life with her rod. She is also said to choose a
person's destiny after a thread was measured. In mythology, it
is said that she appears with her sisters within three days of
a baby's birth to decide its fate...