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Mahuika is the Māori Fire Goddess. In some legends, she is the younger sister of Hine-nui-te-pō, Goddess of Death. It was from her that Māui obtained the secret of making fire. She married Auahi-Turoa and together they had five children, named for the five fingers on the human hand, called collectively Ngā Mānawa. The symbolism of this connection between fingers and fire is revealed in the stories where Māui obtains fire from Mahuika by tricking her into giving him her fingernails, one by on...
Greek Mythology, The Three Fates -- The Fates have the subtle but awesome power of deciding a man's destiny. They assign a man to good or evil. Their most obvious choice is choosing how long a man lives. There are three Fates. Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life. Lachesis, the measurer, who choses the lot in life one will have and measures off how long it is to be. Atropos, she who cannot be turned, who at death with her shears cuts the thread of life.
The Morrígan ("phantom queen") In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand.