Atropos reveals the most evil and dark characteristics of all the Greek Gods. Her main roles were deciding how good or bad a man is at birth, when a man should die, and cutting the string of life. She and her two sisters, Clotho and Lachesis, were called "The Fates" in Greek Mythology. Clotho spins the string of life during the birth of a mortal. Lachesis then measures the string. Atropos, the eldest of the sisters, is the shortest and most terrible. She cuts the mortal's string of life when she thinks they need to die. She uses her "abhorred shears" to instantly kill a man. Her evil actions have earned her a bad depiction in the eyes of Greek. She is often illustrated as a witch like old lady, holding her scissors. People of the Greek mythological faith may worship Atropos at times, hoping to live longer. Even with the worshipping, Atropos has earned the nick name "the inevitable one" because of her unpredictability in who she kills.
When a new mortal was born unto Earth, Atropos decided the characteristics of this person's entire life. She gave men their equal share of evil and good. Subsequently over the course of the life, the man was punished for his wrong doings. The ultimate punishment was death. She controlled almost every aspect of a man or gods" life. Atropos, was in control of destiny. How powerful is she? "Some say that Zeus is above Destiny and that it obeys him. For Zeus has been also called "the Bringer of Fate" and "Leader of the Fates" because he knows the affairs of men, all that the Fates give them, and all that is not in their fate. But others claim that even Zeus has to obey Destiny." (Pontikis, http://www.thanasis.com/fates.htm).
In Greek mythology Atropos was arguably the most powerful goddess. Power in the sense of control of destiny. "It is said that only Zeus, the King of the Olympian gods, can weigh the lives of men and that it is he who informs the three sisters of his decisions.