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Norns,

the Norse Fates. Like the FatesFates,
in Greek religion and mythology, three goddesses who controlled human lives; also called the Moerae or Moirai. They were: Clotho, who spun the web of life; Lachesis, who measured its length; and Atropos, who cut it.
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 of Greek religion and mythology, the Norns spun and wove the web of life. Belief in the Norns was of great importance in Germanic religion and life. It was said that no one, not even the gods, could escape their fate. The Norns were usually three in number—Urth or Wyrd (the past), Verthandi (the present), and Skuld (the future). The three weird sisters of destiny in Shakespeare's Macbeth are probably Scottish equivalents of the Norns.

Norns

wove the fabric of human destiny. [Norse Myth.: Benét, 720]
See: Fate
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And in Snorri Sturluson's prose Edda, we learn that there are many more Norns in addition to the primary Norns of the Past (Urdr), Present (Verdandi), and Future (Skuld):
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Our winner and the runners up will also nab the best-selling CD-ROM Creatures Adventures which enables you to raise cute cyberpets called Norns.
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Creatures 2 is set on the familiar turf of Albia, home to the first disc, but thanks to a number of graphical and coding improvements your little Norns have to fit into a more complex ecosystem.