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An ancient tiled mosaic was recently discovered during an architectural dig in Greece. We have had it all wrong, lo, these many centuries. We’ve been depicting the Moirai also known as the Fates as crones, when in fact they were crows! In Greek mythology, crows were either tricksters or harbingers of death. Thus, I thought it appropriate I use this bird in my design. In my version, there were three crows who measured out a human’s life: Clotho, the spinner of the thread of life, Lachesis who measured the thread, and Atropos who cut the thread. In addition, my crow Atropos was born without eyes -- she never knows whose thread or where in that human’s life she is cutting. The cutting is done without malice – it is just a task that has to be done. The scene in my design is the last act – the cutting of the thread of life. I imagine the thread of life to be a rainbow of bright colors rather than a single colorless thread. Fabric - half-brick repeat - 150 DPI Wallpaper - half-brick repeat - 525 DPI Decal - half-brick repeat - 720 DPI Gift wrap - half-brick repeat - 450 DPI

Broken Threads

by anniedeb
A different version of my Greek Myth contest entry, "A Twist of Fate." This version shows the thread of life almost broken. See details.
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