In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt and wild animals, and fertility. She is the daughter of Leto and Zeus, and the twin of Apollo. She is often depicted with the crescent of the moon and armed with a bow and arrows.
The Norns of Norse-German-Scandinavian mythology spin the threads of fate at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree of the world. The Norns introduce the last act of Gotterdammerung, Wagner's fourth opera of the Ring cycle