"Disposer of Lots." One of the three Moirae. Lachesis measured the thread woven by Clotho's spindle, determining its length and thus the length of a person's life, and worked into the woof the sundry events destined to occur.
In works of art Lachesis was represented as a grave maiden, pointing with a staff to the horoscope on the globe.
- Cooper, J.C., ed. (1997). Brewer's Book of Myth and Legend. Oxford: Helicon Publishing Ltd.
- Martius, iv, 54.9.
- Ovid. Tristia, 5, 10, 45.
- Pharnutus. On the Nature of the Gods, 13.
- Seneca. Apocolocyntosis, 4, 1.