“The Norns – Spinners of Fate”

Mixed Media on canvas – 2008

This Norse triad – Urd (Fate) Verthandi (Being) and Skuld (Necessity) are the goddesses of fate. The sit at the base of Ygdrassil, the world tree, and tend it with waters from Urd’s Well. Similar to the Greek Moirae, they spin the thread of life, take a person’s measure, and cut the thread when life is done. They are said to “score the wood” or carve the runes of destiny. What is yet to be written in the book of your destiny?

Mixed Media on canvas – 2008

This Norse triad – Urd (Fate) Verthandi (Being) and Skuld (Necessity) are the goddesses of fate. The sit at the base of Ygdrassil, the world tree, and tend it with waters from Urd’s Well. Similar to the Greek Moirae, they spin the thread of life, take a person’s measure, and cut the thread when life is done. They are said to “score the wood” or carve the runes of destiny. What is yet to be written in the book of your destiny?

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