In Roman mythology, Decima was one of the Parcae, or the Fates. She measured the thread of life with her rod. She was also revered as the goddess of childbirth. Her Greek equivalent was Lachesis. ... ...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decima_(mythology)
Found in numerous music and dance forms of the Spanish Caribbean, it comprises ten octosyllabic lines of fixed rhyme with the scheme ABBAACCDDC e.g. güajira of eastern Cuba. Also a Spanish poetic form.
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