The Norns in Norse mythology are Goddesses who rule the destiny of Gods and men. The Norns spin the threads of fate at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree of the world. Whereas the origin of the name norn is uncertain, it may derive from a word meaning "to twine" and which would refer to their twining the thread of fate.
Eingana is the Australian Aboriginal Goddess of Creation. She is the Mother of all things, the Primordial Snake Goddess. When Eingana’s creations grew inside her, she swelled up to an enormous size. Since she had no vagina, she had no way to give birth to them, until the God Barraiya opened a hole near her anus with his spear. Eingana is also a Goddess of Death. She holds the thread of life of each of her creations, and when she lets go of it, the life ends.