greek mythology aesthetic: moirai - parcas - the sisters of fate
Clotho (/ˈkloʊθoʊ/, Greek Κλωθώ [klɔːˈtʰɔː] – “spinner”) spun the thread of life from her Distaff onto her Spindle. Her Roman equivalent was Nona, (the ‘Ninth’), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
Lachesis (/ˈlækɨsɪs/, Greek Λάχεσις [ˈlakʰesis] – “allotter” or drawer of lots) measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod. Her Roman equivalent was Decima (the 'Tenth’).
Atropos (/ˈætrəpɒs/, Greek Ἄτροπος [ˈatropos] – “inexorable” or “inevitable”, literally “unturning”,sometimes called Aisa) was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person’s death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with “her abhorred shears
INTJ - nemesis In Greek mythology, Nemesis (/ˈnɛməsɪs/; Greek: Νέμεσις), also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia (“the goddess of Rhamnous”) at her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of Marathon, was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). Another name was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable.” The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.
ENTJ - nike In Greek mythology, Nike (/ˈnaɪki/; Greek: Νίκη, “Victory”, pronounced [nǐːkɛː]) was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).
INFJ - ananke In Greek mythology, Ananke (/əˈnæŋkiː/), also spelled Anangke, Anance, or Anagke (Greek: Ἀνάγκη, from the common noun ἀνάγκη, “force, constraint, necessity”), was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos, along with Chronos.
ESTP - moirai In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, “apportioners”, Latinized as Moerae)—often known in English as the Fates—were the white-robed incarnations of destiny (Roman equivalent: Parcae, euphemistically the “sparing ones”, or Fata; also analogous to the Germanic Norns). Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).
ISTJ - tekmor The Ancient Greek word tekmar (or tekmor: τέκμωρ, only in Homer) means fixed mark or boundary, goal, end or purpose. (τέκμαρ αἰῶνος, tekmar aionos: end, object, purpose of the century, ἵκετο τέκμωρ: hiketo tekmor: he reached the goal). It also means sure sign, or token of some high and solemn kind, sign in heavens, or of the moon. In modern Greek the word is the root of the word tekmirion (τεκμήριον: proof, evidence, or conclusion from existing evidence.)
ISFP - phanes Phanes (Ancient Greek: Φάνης), or Protogonos (Greek: Πρωτογόνος, “First-born”), was the mystic primeval deity of procreation and the generation of new life, who was introduced into Greek mythology by the Orphic tradition; other names for this Classical Greek Orphic concept included Ericapaeus (Ἠρικαπαῖος or Ἠρικεπαῖος “power”) and Metis (“thought”).
ESTJ - eunomia Eunomia (Greek: Εὐνομία, “good order - governance according to good laws”) was a minor Greek goddess of law and legislation, as well as the spring-time goddess of green pastures (nomia in Greek), and by most accounts the daughter of Themis and Zeus. Her opposite number was Dysnomia (Lawlessness). Eunomia was the goddess of law and legislation and one of the Second Generation of the Horae along with her sisters Dikē and Eirene. The Horae were law and order goddesses who maintained the stability of society, and were worshipped primarily in the cities of Athens, Argos and Olympia.
ESFJ - rhea Rhea (/ˈriːə/; Greek: Ῥέα, Greek pronunciation: [r̥é.a͜a]) is the Titaness daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus, in Greek mythology and sister and wife to Cronos. In early traditions, she is known as “the mother of gods” and therefore is strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, who have similar functions. The classical Greeks saw her as the mother of the Olympian goddesses and gods, but not as an Olympian goddess in her own right.
ENFP - phoebe In Greek mythology “radiant, bright, prophetic” Phoebe (/ˈfiːbiː/; Greek: Φοίβη Phoibe), was one of the original Titans, who were one set of sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia. She was traditionally associated with the moon (see Selene), as in Michael Drayton’s Endimion and Phœbe, (1595), the first extended treatment of the Endymion myth in English.
INFP - atlas In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial spheres. He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (Modern-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Clymene.
ISTP - iapetus Iapetus (“the Piercer”) is the one Titan mentioned by Homer in the Iliad (8.478–81) as being in Tartarus with Cronus. He is a brother of Cronus, who ruled the world during the Golden Age. His name derives from the word iapto (“wound, pierce”) and usually refers to a spear, implying that Iapetus may have been regarded as a god of craftsmanship, though scholars mostly describe him as the god of mortality.
ENTP - hyperion Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.
ESFP - pan In Greek religion and mythology, Pan (/ˈpæn/; Ancient Greek: Πάν, Pan) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs. His name originates within the Ancient Greek language, from the word paein (πάειν), meaning “to pasture.”
INTP - ariadne Ariadne (/æriˈædniː/; Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Latin: Ariadne), in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete, and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios. She is mostly associated with mazes and labyrinths, due to her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus. Her father put her in charge of the labyrinth where sacrifices were made as part of reparations (either to Poseidon or to Athena, depending on the version of the myth).
ENFJ - pluto The Greek writer Lucian (ca. 125–after 180 AD) suggests that Pluto’s love for his wife gave the ruler of the underworld a special sympathy or insight into lovers parted by death. In one of Lucian’s Dialogues of the Dead, Pluto questions Protesilaus, the first Greek hero killed in the Trojan War, who wishes to return to the world of the living. “You are then in love with life?” Pluto asks. “Such lovers we have here in plenty; but they love an object, which none of them can obtain.”
ISFJ - iris In Greek mythology, Iris (/ˈaɪrɨs/; Greek: Ἶρις) is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other, and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.
Jane (spinner): The astrophysicist who can lead the human race into the new world or leave it behind just as easily and spins the future of the human race. She can determine the fate of gods as easily as she can that of humans, a unique advantage over most. In mythology she assisted in creating the greek alphabet, leading the greeks into a new era of learning, as she will do when she connects Earth with the rest of the galaxy and realms with in Yggdrasil.
Betty (allotter): The woman who can hold lives in her hands. As one of the scientists that worked on Gamma Pulse that lead to the creation of the Hulk, her knowledge can determine the fate of people. And as one of the few who can appeal to Bruce’s human side when he is the Hulk, her control can save or end lives just as easily as she can change them. She can be cruel just as easy as she can be kind, though. She is good at the heart, and able to see clearer than most.
Natasha (unturnable): The woman assassin who can cut the threat of life with a flick of her wrist, or rather, the small snip of her “abhorred” shears. She literally and physically hold the thread of life and chooses the manner of everyone’s death. She can be kind and swift in her justice or she can make it a long and painful affair. In her own words, “Killing people is easy. Making them suffer is an art.” There are many different names for her, but none of them will change her nature, or the fact that she is coming for the heads and hearts of everyone who was and ever will be.
Jeremy Clarkson Hosts Chipping Norton Lido Charity Auction
Jeremy Clarkson hints Top Gear team may have a future outside the BBC
10 April 2015
In his first public appearance since his sacking, Jeremy Clarkson hosted a
charity auction and told the crowd the upside was he could now swear without
Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the Top Gear
team may have a future outside of the BBC, as he said the programme
could “be back somewhere else”.
former presenter thanked the audience for “coming to see an unemployed
man” as he hosted a charity auction to raise money for Chipping Norton
In his first public appearance
since his sacking, he told the crowd the upside meant he could now
swear without being reprimanded.
Auctioning a Top Gear Kung Fu Stig T-shirt advertised as being ‘signed
by a former presenter’, Clarkson said: “Now some of you know there used
to be a programme called Top Gear. It was on the BBC.
"But we could be back somewhere else. Or maybe even not somewhere else, who knows?”
However, as he raised bids for the last Top Gear official T-shirt of
the evening, he hinted that he may have severed ties with the programme
once and for all, saying: “It may well be the last ever time I put my
name on that merchandise”.
As bids for signed advance copy of
Clarkson’s latest book, What (More) Could Possibly Go Wrong? faltered
around the £50 mark, he joked: “That’s how fast a man can devalue”.
Clarkson placed a bid himself for Deerstalking, donated by Lord and
Lady Rotherwick, and told the audience: “I’m unemployed and I’m going to
Clarkson was eventually outbidded as the accompanied stalking outing on Cornbury Park Estate eventually sold for £350.
He continued to joke about his unemployment at the end of the auction
when he thanked the audience for “coming to see an unemployed man”.
He also joked about “trawling the job centre” for a hosting job when he spotted an opening for the charity auction.
Hundreds of fans paid £15 a ticket to watch Clarkson oversee the auction at Chipping Norton Town Hall.
In a typical Clarkson moment, he mistook a male bidder for a female but
responded by saying: “I have worked with James May, it is easy to get
confused in these situations.”
Auctioning a bottle of 'finest
House of Commons Champagne signed by our Patron, David Cameron’,
Clarkson joked: “It could be the last thing he ever does as Prime
Minister, who knows?”
He added: “Or he could be the next Prime Minister.”
Clarkson declined to comment on why he pulled out of his planned
appearance hosting BBC satirical show Have I Got News For You.
The police are not pressing charges against him for an alleged assault
on producer Oisin Tymon over a steak supper following a days filming.
In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, “apportioners”) — often known in English as the Fates — were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. Their number became fixed at three (3) : Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).They controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. They were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction. The gods and men had to submit to them, although Zeus’s relationship with them is a matter of debate: some sources say he is the only one who can command them (the Zeus Moiragetes), yet others suggest he was also bound to the Moirai’s dictates. In the Homeric poems Moira or Aisa, is related with the limit and end of life, and Zeus appears as the guider of destiny. In the Theogony of Hesiod, the three Moirai are personified, and are acting over the gods. Later they are daughters of Zeus and Themis, who was the embodiment of divine order and law. In Plato’s Republic the Three Fates are daughters of Ananke (necessity). Read More | Edit | 1st picture: Norman Parkinson. Dresses: Victor Steibel. Taken from the top of a taxi in Eaton Terrace, London, 1938. | 2nd picture: Helena Greyhorse, Ji Young Kwak & Herieth Paul in ”The Collections” by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper’s Bazaar UK, August 2014.