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 Norna of the Fitful Head.Norris’ian Professor. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Nornir or Norns.
The three fates of Scandinavian mythology, Past, Present, and Future. They spin the events of human life sitting under the ash-tree Yggdrasil (Igg’-dra-sil’).   1
   Besides these three Norns, every human creature has a personal Norn or Fate. The home of the Norns is called in Scandinavian mythology “Doomstead.”   2

 Norna of the Fitful Head.Norris’ian Professor. 


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