Friday, May 20, 2011


This is one of my favorite words. In simplest terms, widdershins means to go against the motion of the sun. Counter clockwise, if you will. Many legends are associated with widdershins and they're all equally fascinating and inspiring. Yes, I have a story that revolves around this word. Here's a link to wiki that gives a great history.

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Moirae

In Greek Mythology there were three sisters. Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. They were the Sisters of Fate. According to legend, they visited a newborn within three days of the birth and decided the infant's future. Clotho spun the thread of life. Lachesis measured the thread of each life while Atropos cut the thread when the life was deemed over.

The Gods, including Zeus, feared the sisters. Versions of the Moirae are also noted in Egyptian, Roman and Norse mythology.

Interesting concept...