The first of the sisters, Nona, spins the thread of your life. The second, Decima, measures your existence’s allotted length with her rod. And the third, Morta, cuts your thread off when your moment has come…
These mysterious, white-robed women are the Moirai, the three Fates of Greek mythology.
The card backs of the Moirai deck celebrate them by name, acknowledging the link between Fate and gaming, amid an exquisite pattern of scrollwork and foliage. The custom-designed court cards show skeletal variations of the court on the inverse, serving as a powerful “memento mori”—a reminder of the Fates’ power over all human lives.
GAIA Playing Cards