The Fates have the subtle power of deciding a man’s destiny. They assign a man to good or evil. Their most obvious choice is choosing how long a mortal lives. There are three Fates. Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life. Lachesis, the measurer, who choses the lot in life one will have and measures off how long it is to be. Atropos, she who cannot be turned, who at death with her shears cuts the thread of life.