Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses - Thor Ewing
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The three Norns

Viking Myths

NORNS

The three Norns live under one of the roots of Mimir’s Wood, beside the Well of Being. Their names are Being, Becoming and Necessity, and they shape the path of people’s lives. For the Vikings, Norns were especially associated with childbirth, and several legends tell of Norns predicting the future for newborn children.

According to one account, there are also many other Norns living across the Nine Worlds. There are Norns for people, Norns for dwarfs and Norns for etins. In Viking Scandinavia, there might have been real women who played the part of the Norns in a special ritual when a child was born.

You can read about the Norns in ‘Nine Worlds and Mimir’s Wood’, Chapter 2 of Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses.
 

Viking Myths: Stories of the Norse Gods and Goddesses 
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