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Aris Katsaris writes...

Are the Weird Sisters the origin of all the "three-sisters" myths around the world? For example are they the origin for the Fates, the Furies, the Norns, the Morrigan, the Graeae and so on? Or were there other triple deities around as well?

Greg responds...

I hate to give an absolutist answer, but I wasn't planning any other triple sister acts. I had larger plans for the Weird Sisters, that would have included (at minimum) the Fates, Furies and Norns. (I have to plead ignorance re: the Morrigan. Do me a favor, Aris, and post something here about them.)

But it's the Graeae that give me pause. They seem so distinct from the others. Might be New Olympian Territory.

Response recorded on December 29, 1999