The Norns have always been a very interesting aspect of Norse mythology to me. The Norns were three sisters that reside by the well , Udarbrunnur, at the base of the tree Yggdrasil. They kept the tree nourished by watering it everyday with water from the Well of Fate. They are known to determine the length of all men and god's lives. They are the goddesses of Time, Fate, and Destiny. Their decisions are final and cannot be swayed.
The three are depicted differently. Urd is thought to be very old and withered, Verdandi is depicted as the most beautiful of the three, and Skuld is often depicted as hidden or veiled.
They are sometime compared to the Greek Fates.
Some Common Other Names : Dises, Idises, Hagedises, Disir