- the Fate who spins the thread of life.
Origin of Clotho
Examples from the Web for clotho
Historical Examples of clotho
Lachesis announced the past, Clotho the present, and Atropos the future.The Phantom World
Not that I didn't expect it, but the "Lachesis" was worse than the "Clotho" had ever been.A Question of Courage
Jesse Franklin Bone
Charles made his adieux to Clotho and Lachesis, and departed at the other end of the room.Ravenshoe
Clotho spun the thread of life, Lachesis held it, and Atropos cut it.Palamon and Arcite
Clotho has on a variegated robe, and on her head a crown of seven stars.Heathen Mythology
- Greek myth one of the three Fates, spinner of the thread of life
Word Origin for Clotho
one of the three Fates, from Latin Clotho, from Greek Klotho, literally "the spinner," from klothein "to spin." The three Fates together sometimes were called Klothes "the spinners."