The prophetess of the Voluspa continues to recount the past. Enter the Norns, the three ladies of fate.

Voluspa - Norse Mythology Book - Verse 20

“Thence come the maidens mighty in wisdom,

Three from the dwelling down ‘neath the tree;

Urth is one named, Verthandi the next,

On the wood they score, and Skuld the third.

Laws they made there, and life allotted

To the sons of men, and set their fates.”

Bellows Translation