AskDefine | Define fates

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Fates n : a group of three goddesses of destiny [syn: the Fates, Weird Sisters]

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Noun

fates
  1. Plural of fate

Extensive Definition

The Fates were three mythological goddesses and may refer to:
  • Moirae, the Fates of Greek mythology
  • Parcae, the Fates of Roman mythology
  • Norns, the three Weird Sisters of Norse mythology sometimes known as the Fates
  • Three Witches, characters in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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