Ananke is the goddess of attachments in Greek mythology. 


  • Ananke and her consort Chronos appeared at the beginning of time, their ethereal forms entwined and wrapped around the universe's primordial egg. 
  • Ananke and Chronos remained entwined as the Cosmos, symbolizing time and the driving power of the cosmos, after they divided the egg into the distinct portions of heaven, earth, and sea. 
  • Ananke took on the role of necessity, reigning over coercion, all kinds of servitude, and connections, including friendship and love. 
  • Prisoners and slaves seeking liberation often invoked her name.