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Nornir

or Norns. The three fates of Scandinavian mythology, Past, Present, and Future. They spin the events of human life sitting under the ash-tree Yggdrasil (Igg'-dra-sil').

Besides these three Norns, every human creature has a personal Norn or Fate. The home of the Norns is called in Scandinavian mythology “Doomstead.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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