Fate (See also Chance.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Fate (See also Chance.)


  1. Adrastea goddess of inevitable fate. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 35]
  2. Atropos, Clotho, and Lachesis the three Fates; worked the thread of life. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Bulfinch]
  3. Bridge of San Luis Rey, The catastrophe as act of divine providence. [Am. Lit.: The Bridge of San Luis Rey]
  4. dance of death, the recurring motif in medieval art. [Eur. Culture: Bishop, 363–367]
  5. Destiny goddess of destiny of mankind. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 78]
  6. Fates three goddesses who spin, measure out, and cut the thread of each human’s life. Also called Lat. Parcae, Gk. Moirai. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 757]
  7. Jennie Gerhardt novel of young girl trapped by life’s circumstances (1911). [Am. Lit.: Jennie Gerhardt, Magill III, 526–528]
  8. karma one’s every action brings inevitable results. [Buddhist and Hindu Trad.: EB (1963), 13: 283; Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  9. kismet alludes to the part of life assigned one by his destiny. [Moslem Trad.: EB (1963), 13: 418; Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  10. Leonora cursed by father; stabbed by brother. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Westerman, 316–317]
  11. Meleager death would come when firebrand burned up. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 186]
  12. Moirai see Fates.
  13. Necessitas goddess of the destiny of mankind. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 78, 162]
  14. Nemesis goddess of vengeance and retribution; nemesis has come to mean that which one cannot achieve. [Gr. Myth.: WB, 14: 116; Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  15. Norns wove the fabric of human destiny. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 720]
  16. Parcae see Fates.
  17. wool and narcissi, garland of emblem of the three Fates. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 374]