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
The Irish god, Nechtan, possessed the secret "Well of Wisdom," the holy well of knowledge. Only he was allowed to draw water from it. Nine hazel trees (associated w/ wisdom) grew around the well. Five salmon lived in the well
Another name is Scota, from which Scotland comes. She was an ancient Goddess of the pre-Celtic peoples and legend says she controlled the seasons and the weather; goddess of earth and sky, moon and sun.