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Clotho n : the Fate who spins the thread of life; identified with Roman Nona

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From the Greek κλώθω (klotho), to spin.

Proper noun

  1. The youngest of the three Fates, or Moirae, daughter of Zeus and Themis; the spinner of the thread of life

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In Greek mythology, Clotho or Klotho, the Greek word Κλωθώ for "spinner", was the youngest of the Moirae (the Fates). It was Clotho who spun the threads of life with her distaff. According to Hesiod's Theogony, she and her sisters (Lachesis and Atropos) are the daughters of Night (by no one).
Her Roman equivalent was Nona (the 'Ninth'), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
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Clotho in Catalan: Cloto
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Clotho in Modern Greek (1453-): Κλωθώ
Clotho in Spanish: Cloto
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Clotho in Italian: Cloto
Clotho in Lithuanian: Kloto
Clotho in Hungarian: Klóthó
Clotho in Dutch: Klotho
Clotho in Japanese: クロートー
Clotho in Polish: Kloto
Clotho in Romanian: Clothos
Clotho in Slovak: Klotho
Clotho in Slovenian: Kloto
Clotho in Swedish: Klotho
Clotho in Ukrainian: Клото
Clotho in Chinese: 克洛托
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