Ananke (uh-nan-kee) (Greek: “force, constraint, necessity”), is a personification of inevitability, compulsion and necessity. Roman counterpart is Necessitas (“necessity”). She was born from Gaia (Earth), Hydros (Water) and Chronos (Time). She is often depicted as holding a spindle and is one of the Primordial Deities, 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, respected her and paid homage. Considered as the mother of the Fates, she is the only one besides Zeus, to have control over their decisions.