THE MOIRAI (or Moirae) were the goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man. They assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. Their name means "Parts." "Shares" or "Allotted Portions." Zeus Moiragetes, the god of fate, was their leader.Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).