Fate and destiny
Let’s go back to the future with these wonderful stories behind the phrases below. To tempt fate To do something that might land you in trouble. IN ancient Greece it was believed that three goddesses called the Moirae or Fates controlled human destiny. The Fates were wool spinners. Clotho spun the thread of life and decided where people were born and into what family. Lachesis measured the thread, and therefore the length of a person’s life. She also determined a person’s destiny. Atropos decided on the manner of death and cut the thread.
In some stories the Fates were cajoled or tricked into making changes – for the better or worse!
Example: Angus tempted fate by driving home without a motorcycle helmet.