- the three Fates of ancient Rome, developed out of the goddess Parca by identification with the Moerae of Greek mythology.
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Examples from the Web for parcae
Pluto was perplexed; his confidence in the Parcae was shaken.The Infernal Marriage
The Parcae and the Erinnyes figured as dark angels of Destiny.Essays in the Study of Folk-Songs (1886)
Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
Have the Parcae fallen asleep, because you wanted to make money in the City?Latter-Day Pamphlets
In the meantime with shaking bodies and infirm gesture the Parcae began to intone their veridical chant.
With such soothsaying songs of yore did the Parcae chant from divine breast the felicitous fate of Peleus.
- the Parcae the Roman goddesses of fateGreek counterparts: the Moirai
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