"For the Norse peoples, Frigg was the goddess of spinning, household management, and domestic arts.
Spinning is also a theme of the sacred narratives of triune goddesses the Norn ("The Fates"). The Norn are the spinners of the Wyrd, which may be translated into English as 'The Web Synchronicity and Reciprocity'.
Urd, whose name may be rendered 'Origin Of Existence', is the elder and is oft-depicted as an aged grandmother or crone. Verdandi, whose name may be translated as 'That Which Is Becoming', is oft-depicted in the guise of a mother. Skuld, whose name may be understood as 'That Which Should Be' the youngest and oft-depicted as a shapely maiden.
Urd, Verdandi and Skuld are often rather simplisticly attributed as personfications of Past, Present and Future, respectively. Though this is partially true it is also erroneous in its simplicity: though three, the Norn are understood to be one and primodial. In the shade of the canopy of Yggdrasil (amongst whose roots they live and tender) the Three work the Wyrd as One: Urd spins, Verdandi allots, Skuld shears.
The Scandinavian 'Song of the Spear', quoted in Njals Saga, gives a detailed description of Valkyries as women weaving on a loom, with severed heads for weights, arrows for shuttles, and human gut for the warp, singing an exultant song of carnage."