1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Toward the back of the garden near the boat launch
This graceful 10 foot bronze sundial is a model of Paul Manship's dial "Time and Fates of Man" made for the 1939 New York World's Fair. The 1939 dial was made of plaster and stood 80 feet tall, claiming to be the biggest sundial in the world.
Known as Parcae in Roman mythology, and the three fates in Greek mythology, sit under a tree that holds the sundial gnomon. The goddess of necessity, Themis, brought forth three lovely daughters, Clotho, who spun the thread of life; Lachesis, who measured the thread and determined life direction; and Atropos, who cut the thread of life, causing death.