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Sudice (mythology)

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Sudice (mythology)

An old woman with a spinning wheel, Ireland, circa 1890-1900

The Sudice are the Fates of Slavic mythology. Spirits of judgement that meted out fortune, destiny, judgement and in some cases, fatality, when a child was born. In Czech and Slovak languages, they are called Sudičky. They can also be found in Serbian mythology by the name of Sudice, Suđaje and in Polish mythology known as Rodzanice, Narecznice or Sudiczki. In Slovenian mythology are known as Sojenice and Rojenice.

This is what the legend is roughly translated from the Czech WorldHeritage page.

Sudička is a figure in Slavic mythology. It tells the story of three old women spinners who approach cradles of every newborn child, and foretell their fate. The first has a big bottom lip from the continuous salivating the thread. The second has an inch-wide thumb from drafting the fiber and the third has a huge foot from pedaling on the spinning wheel. The fate will fulfill to the man, regardless as to whether he is a good man or a bad man.

The story has many similarities to the Greek myth of the Moirai.

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