A satellite of Jupiter.
Origin of AnankeGreek Anankē mother by Zeus of Adrasteia, distributor of rewards and punishments from anankē necessity Old Irish écen Welsh angen necessity, constraining circumstance and Hittite &hlowbrev;enkan fateful death
- Necessity beyond all supplications or sway. Conceived as the ultimate dictator of all fate and circumstances, to which even the gods must ultimately pay homage and deference.
From Ancient Greek á¼€Î½Î¬Î³ÎºÎ· (anankÄ“, “necessity")
- (Greek mythology) One of the Protogenos and the primordial personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos. She was seen as the most powerful dictator of all fate and circumstance which meant that mortals, as well as the Gods, all respected her and paid homage. Considered as the mother of the Fates according to one version, she is the only one to have control over their decisions. Her Roman counterpart was Necessitas.
From Ancient Greek á¼ˆÎ½Î¬Î³ÎºÎ· (AnankÄ“, “Force, Constraint, Necessity").