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    could not be turned, who carried "the abhorred shears"......

    Very important but assigned to no abode whether in heaven or on the earth were the Fates, Moriae in Greek, Parcae in Latin, who, Hesiod says, give to men at birth evil and good to have. They were three, Clotho, the Spinner, who spun the thread of life; Lachesis, the Disposer of Lots, who assigned to each man his destiny; Atropos, she who could not be turned, who carried "the abhorred shears" and cut the thread at death.
    Source: Mythology The Gods,

    Hello,
    I know the meanings of each word but I can't understand the blue part as a whole. Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Re: could not be turned, who carried "the abhorred shears"......

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    Source: Mythology The Gods,

    Hello,
    I know the meanings of each word but I can't understand the blue part as a whole. Would you please be kind enough to clarify the blue part to me?

    Many thanks in advance
    When Atropos cut a certain person's thread, that person died. Nobody could "turn" her = nobody could change the result or stop it from happening.

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