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Sudice are the fates in Slavic mythology. They weave fortune and destiny. It’s important to understand that they do not simply tell the future, they make it. So when they state what will be, they are not saying what must be, they are weaving the story of a person’s life to make it be. They approach the cradle of every child as three old spinners and foretell that child’s fate. The first has a big bottom lip from continuously licking the thread which she spins to provide her magical power. The second has an ich-wide thumb from holding the knot of this thread. The third has a huge foot from pedaling the spinning wheel. Their fate is inescapable; being good or bad doesn’t matter.  The people of Russia had so little control over their lives it was hard to imagine that there wasn’t some powerful force bending their story to its will.