There may be other Norns, but three are identified by name by Old Norse sources, e.g. Snorri Sturluson’s interpretation of the Völuspá and Helgakviða Hundingsbana I.
Urðr (fate), Verðandi (present) and Skuld (future) are three Jötnar (giants or Ettin) who spin and weave the fate of every Nordic person at birth and every Nordic Holy Power.
Each morning they come out from a hall standing at the Well of Urðr (well of fate). They draw water from the well and take sand that lies around it, which they pour over Yggdrasill so that its branches will not rot.
The industrialized West today is a rotten, decadent structure. Our people dance to the tune played by the media and by a political elite that – regardless of party or ideological label – merely reigns over our decline. Our “celebrities” are jaded, negative images of normality. We are isolated from each other, from our history as a Folk, from our ancestors, and from nature.
Oswald Spengler, who penned the monumental Decline of the West, is proven right…if somewhat optimistic.
All that is the bad news. The good news is that now we can build a new culture. Indeed, we have already begun! This new culture will teach us strength, honor, and the inestimable value of blood ties. We will know joy, and the value of hard work, and the satisfaction of great deeds. We will laugh in the sun and make things of beauty. We will be sophisticated, yet simple; educated but not corrupted. We will walk through the ruins of a once-great civilization, scavanging the best and rejecting the corrupt, unafraid.
Veiztu ef þú vin átt
þanns þú vel trúir
ok vill þú af honum gótt geta
geði skalt við þann
blanda ok gjöfum skipta
fara at finna opt
If you find a true friend,
whom you can trust
and want that friendship to stay strong,
You should share your thoughts with them,
and go often to their house.
-Hávamál: Stanza 44
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