Hunter_rose asked:

The entire time I was wondering if this book was an apology to the Kindly Ones because Gaiman seemed to treat the norns much more nicely than in the Sandman series. Of course I may be making too many assumptions of the identities of the three Hempstocks?

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S. K. Pentecost While threefold goddesses abound in European mythologies, I thought instead of the Norns, the Fates, or Bridget, Gaiman was shooting for someone more down to hearth, like the Maiden, Mother, and Crone. They felt so domestic, and yet the Crone had a "she'll know better next time" edge to her that befits someone who routinely cuts the threads of life.
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by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
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