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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):
To win a copy phone 0901 380 1820 and answer this question: Which world do the Norns inhabit?
Now Creatures is on its third manifestation and a healthy "breeding ground" has been established online, where fans can bring their own Norn creations and exchange them.
Creatures Playground is the latest outing for the Norns, made specifically for inquisitive children from the age of four to 10 years old.
In a lushly-created environment, and through three previous games, players - owners would be a better word - have tried to manage their Norns to a better life.
This is the second offering from Creature Labs in their BAFTA-nominated Creature Villages series and looks a surefire Christmas winner for four to eight-year-olds - if the stars of the show, the Norns, don't scare the life out of them.
The fun starts in the nestry where you hatch and name your pet Norns. Then you can explore some dark caves, an alien space station, a scary swamp and a funfair.
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.
His stage direction was efficient and powerful, and his final tableau--of a human child left on stage, the only one remaining to pick up the Norns' rope of knowledge--was stunning.
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. These colourful creatures can think for themselves, but to stay happy they require players to nurture and play with them.
Norns are creatures with their own digital DNA, brains and biochemistry.
The clear and bright acoustic reveals good detail in Wagner's massive score, though the balance between stage and pit tends to favor the voices, which (as in the Norns scene) doesn't necessarily do the singers any favors.