Pepromene

Summary

Pepromene /pɪˈprɒmɪn/ is a goddess and being of fate/destiny in Greek mythology (a being of "the destined share", which implies a person's true calling and fate; in short, the idea that every man is tied to a destiny). The ancient perception of her being gives the name as belonging within other Greek ideas (or "seeings") for destiny and fate (such as Aesa, Moira, Moros, Ananke, Adrasteia and Heimarmene).[1][2]

Etymology

Pepromene's name is speculated to have numerous different origins; some postulate it is derived from the Greek πεπρῶσθαι, peprosthai, meaning "to be furnished, fulfilled or fated". However, others suggest that the same πεπερατοσθαι (pepratosthai) means "finite", implying finite nature; the fact that nothing in this life lasts forever.

References

  1. ^ Murrell, Beatrix (23 May 2007). "StoicSpirit: (7) Cosmology of the Ancient Stoa". Stoicspirit.blogspot.com. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 184 (v. 3)". 5 August 2011. Archived from the original on 5 August 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

Sources

  • Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, v. 3, page 184
  • The Moirai (The Fates)
  • Greek and Roman Religion: a source book
  • Cosmology of the Stoa
  • http://bearsite.info/General/World_Literature/greek/plutarch/essays.txt (The Complete Works Volume 3, Essays and Miscellanies, by Plutarch)