I was wondering what all do you all know about the furies? I have always found them interesting but haven't found exactly what I have been looking for on the furies yet.
The Moirae or Moirai (Μοῖραι) also known as the Fates, were the appointers of life. They were the three daughters of Zeus and Themis, the goddesss of divine order and law. They were the ones with the threads. They were powerful enough to be considered seperate from the gods; they usually only counceled with Zeus. They are so powerful that not even the gods can go against them. When they decide to end a life it is ended-in several myths a god will be sad over someones life and try to bring them back. Apollo wanted to bring back his son after he was killed by Zeus' thunderbolt. He also lost a lover during a discus competition between the two. Zeus lost several sons as well. It was possible to get around death for a god, though. They would find a loop hole-rather than letting the person die entirely they could make something out of their death. Apollo created a flower from the blood of his lover.Did the Furies have the magical threads? I believe one of the threads was a humans lifeline? I can not remember, I guess I need to reread some of my mythology books!