"at the start of any quest or enterprise it behooves us to consult the Norns"

The Norns are a Norse equivalent of the Greek Moirae, goddesses of destiny or fate. Although many Norns were said to exist, there are three well known ones: Urd, Verdandi and Skuld. They draw water from the Well of Uror (fate) and pour it over the branches of Yggdrasil to keep it from rotting.

They are shown here weaving the thread of destiny.