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See also the main page on this subject: Destiny. 

Adrásteia - (Gr. Ἀδράστεια, ΑΔΡΑΣΤΕΙΑ. Noun.) Adrásteia is the Nýmphi (Nymph; Gr. Νύμφη) given the secret task by Rǽa (Rhea; Gr. Ῥέα) to care for the newborn infant Zefs (Zeus; Gr. Ζεὺς), deeply hidden from his father Krónos (Cronus; Gr. Κρόνος). Her name means inevitable and she is often equated with Nǽmæsis (Nemesis; Gr. Νέμεσις) who plays a role in Fate as the distribution of justice.

Aesa – See Aisa.

Aisa - (Aesa; Gr. Αἶσα, ΑΙΣΑ. Noun.) similar if not identical to Μοῖρα, a shareportion, personified as the dispenser of destiny

Anángki - (Ananke; Gr. Ἀνάγκη, ΑΝΑΓΚΗ. Noun.) Anángki, a major factor in destiny, is the force of necessity or needAnángki is defined as the excess of inertia.

Caerus – See Kairós.

hre – See Khri.

Chreon – See Khræóhn.

Chronus – See Khrónos.

 - (heimarmene; Gr. εἱμαρμένη, ΕΙΜΑΡΜΕΝΗ. Part.) Eimarmǽni is that aspect of destiny in which how we lead our present life affects the future. The word ἐιμαρμένη is a form of the word μείρομαιEimarmǽni is also personified as a Goddess. See Meiromai.

Heimarmene – See Eimarmǽni.

Kairós - (caerus; Gr. καιρός, ΚΑΙΡΟΣ. Noun.) Kairós is one of two ancient Greek words meaning time. The other word is khrónos (chronus; Gr. χρόνος). Khrónos is sequential time while kairós is the opportune time for action. Cf. Khrónos.

Khræóhn - (chreon; Gr. χρεών, ΧΡΕΩΝ. Noun.) necessitydestiny.

Khri - (chre; Gr. χρή, ΧΡΗ. Noun.) fatedestiny.

Khrónos - (chronus; Gr. χρόνος, ΧΡΟΝΟΣ. Noun.) Khrónos is TimeKhrónos should not be confused with the Titan God Krónos (Cronus; Gr. Κρόνος) although it must be said that even in ancient literature the two are occasionally (it would at times seem deliberately) identified or equated with each other. Cf. Kairós.

Meiromae – See Meiromai.

Meiromai - (meiromae; Gr. μείρομαι, ΜΕΙΡΟΜΑΙ. Verb.) to receive one's due portion

Míra - (Moira; Gr. Μοίρα, ΜΟΙΡΑ. Noun.) Literally, lotdegree or portion
Míra is one's allotted portion in life, generally, the length and character of one's current life.

Mirayǽtis - (Moiragetes; Gr. Μοιραγέτης, ΜΟΙΡΑΓΕΤΗΣ. Noun.) he who guides fate: Zeus, as the master of the Μοῖραι. Also of Apollo because he sits at the right hand of his father issuing the edicts of his will.

Miriyænís - (moiregenes; Gr. μοιρηγενής, ΜΟΙΡΗΓΕΝΗΣ. Adjective.) favored by fate at one's birth.

Mirókrantos - (moirocrantos; Gr. μοιρόκραντος, ΜΟΙΡΟΚΡΑΝΤΟΣ. Noun.) fated.

Miroloyǽoh - (moirologeo; Gr. μοιρολογέω, ΜΟΙΡΟΛΟΓΕΩ. Verb.) to reveal to someone his or her fate.

Moira – See Míra.

Moiragetes - See Mirayǽtis.

Moiregenes – See Miriyænís.

Moirocrantos – See Mirókrandos.

Moirologeo – See Miroloyǽoh.

Móros - (Gr. μόρος, ΜΟΡΟΣ. Noun.) Móros is doom, or one's fated death.

Mórsimos - (Gr. μόρσιμος, ΜΟΡΣΙΜΟΣ. Adjective.) appointed by fatedestineddoomed

Morsimus – See Mórsimos

æprohmǽni - (Pepromene; Gr. Πεπρωμένη, ΠΕΠΡΩΜΕΝΗ. Part. Etym. πόρω, "to give" or "fulfill." Modern Gr. Πεπρωμένο.) Pæprohmǽni is that aspect of destiny which is concerned with how the past effects one's current and future life.

Pancrates - See Pangratís.

Pangratís - (pancrates; Gr. παγκρατής, ΠΑΓΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Adjective.) all-powerful, epith. of many deities, of Zeus and Μοῖρα.

Pepromene – See Pæprohmǽni.

Poro – See Póroh.

Póroh - (poro; Gr. πόρω, ΠΟΡΩ. Verb.) givefulfill. Póroh is the root of the word πεπρωμένη.

Pótmos - (Gr. πότμος, ΠΟΤΜΟΣ. Noun.) one's lot, one's destiny.

Potmus – See Pótmos.

The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.
How do we know there are Gods? Experiencing Gods.

The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The 
Pætilía (Petelia; Gr. Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus; Gr. Ὀρφεύς). 

PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the pages of this website, you will find fascinating stories about our Gods. These narratives are known as 

, the traditional stories of the Gods and Heroes. While these tales are great mystical vehicles containing transcendent truth, they are symbolic and should not be taken literally. A literal reading will frequently yield an erroneous result. The meaning of the myths is concealed in code. To understand them requires a key. For instance, when a God kills someone, this usually means a transformation of the soul to a higher level. Similarly, sexual union with a God is a transformation.

The story of the birth of the Gods: Orphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

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