In Celtic mythology, the Tuatha De Danann (children of the goddess Danu) were the last race of gods to occupy and conquer the British Isles before men came and took the land away from them. The Tuatha De Danann were gifted warriors and learned in magic.
The Norns - Norse - govern fate, Urd - what has been, Verdandi - what is, Skuld - what is to come. They spin the threads and weave the tapestry of fate for each person's life. The length of the thread is the life span, even the Gods have their own threads