Oedipus

The popular Greek folk story, told anew by Josephine Preston Peabody.

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Oedipus

The popular Greek folk story, told anew by Josephine Preston Peabody.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Behind the power of the gods and beyond all the efforts of men, the three Fates sat at their spinning.
No one could tell whence these sisters were. But by some strange necessity they spun the web of human life and made destinies without knowing why. It was not for Clotho to decree whether the thread of a life should be stout or fragile. Nor for Lachesis to choose the fashion of the web. And Atropos herself must sometimes have wept to cut a life short with her shears, and let it fall unfinished. But they were like spinners for some Power that said of life, as of a garment, Thus it must be. That Power neither gods nor men could withstand.

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