Time and fate deities

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Time and fate deities are personifications of time, often in the sense of human lifetime and human fate, in polytheistic religions. In monotheism, Time can still be personified, like Father Time.



Ancient Egyptian religion












Western Asia

The Philippines







  • Dalia
  • Deivės Valdytojos, Lithuanian group of seven goddesses who weave garments from human lives
    • Dekla, Latvian goddess of fate
    • Karta, Latvian goddess of fate
    • Gegute, Lithuanian goddess of time
    • Kruonis, Lithuanian goddess of time
    • Laima, Latvian goddess of fate
    • Veliuona, Lithuanian goddess of death, the afterlife, and eternity
    • Verpėja, Lithuanian goddess who weaves the thread of one's life






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