- A repost from something I stuck on the Asatru list I belong to,
thought you folk might enjoy it.
A thought on the Norns, Yggdrasil, and other Indo European
cultures: Most of this is taken from Pennick's "A History of Pagan
The shrine to Zeus at Dodona was said to have an ancient oak with an
intermittent spring at its foot. In the tree were 3 doves, or 3
priestesses called doves, who would prophesize. (I believe this info
is taken from Hesiod - any further details would be great)
Furthermore, in Wales certain faeries were said to be able to
foretell the future. They were called "The Mothers" not necessarily
due to childbearing aspects, but in reference to their status as
elders of the female gender.
I wonder if there could be any relation to the Matres who are shown
in statues around Gaul and Roman Britian.
Lastly there are the three Slavic Zorya sisters representing dawn,
dusk, and midnight. I wonder if there may be prophetic associations
here as well.
Just something to chew on.
- On Thu, 12 Aug 2004 10:58:46 +0000, A. <xthanex@...> wrote:
> Lastly there are the three Slavic Zorya sisters representing dawn,
> dusk, and midnight. I wonder if there may be prophetic associations
> here as well.
> Just something to chew on.
There certainly does seem to be something here witht he Norns and the
Fates.....not sure if anyone has looked into this further. Perhaps you
As for the Zorya sisters....not sure if there is any prophetic
associations. I have not seen any but my research intot hem has only
started. Very interesting though.