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The Norns. Female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, a kind of dísir comparable to the Fates in classical mythology.
According to Snorri Sturluson’s interpretation of the Völuspá, the three most important norns, Urðr (Wyrd), Verðandi and Skuld come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr (well of fate) and they draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot. These norns are described as three powerful maiden giantesses (Jotuns) whose arrival from Jötunheimr ended the golden age of the gods.They may be the same as the maidens of Mögþrasir who are described in Vafþrúðnismál

alfsaga:

The Norns. Female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men, a kind of dísir comparable to the Fates in classical mythology.

According to Snorri Sturluson’s interpretation of the Völuspá, the three most important norns, Urðr (Wyrd), Verðandi and Skuld come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr (well of fate) and they draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot. These norns are described as three powerful maiden giantesses (Jotuns) whose arrival from Jötunheimr ended the golden age of the gods.They may be the same as the maidens of Mögþrasir who are described in Vafþrúðnismál

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