Tuesday, April 26, 2011

WYRD SISTERS

The original Wyrd Sisters were the three Norns, the Norse Goddesses of destiny. In Norse mythology they are female beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. These three fatalists can be found tending the ash tree Yggdrasil in Doomstead. They are Past, Present and Future, spinning your destiny at this very moment. URD does fate, VERDANDI does present and SKULD the future.




They are also engaged in tapestry work of such complexity that nothing ever gets finished. Until one of their Destiny tapestries is completed confusion and uncertainty will be the Norn. SKULD who is the youngest and most beautiful also takes time off to serve with the VALKYRIES on a voluntary basis.

Sorry guys but until I am not battling the flu, my posts will be short and Minnie is on vacation.

16 comments:

sue said...

I'm sure you're doing everything possible to battle and win - flu is rotten. Take care of yourself. Sue

Desiree said...

Sorry to hear you're ill, Siv! I hope you soon get the better of your virus and start feeling better and brighter :)

Emily Rose said...

Sorry your not feeling well! I love this post, the picture is really cool. Get well soon!

Laura Eno said...

Flu is terrible! I hope you're feeling better soon.
So the Wyrd sisters are the Norse version of the moirae, huh?

Bossy Betty said...

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Craziness abounds said...

The flu sucks! Hope you start feeling better soon! Did you get it from the saw man or are you trying to give it to him to stop the racket? lol Seriously feel better soon.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Yes, I'm really sorry to hear you're not feeling well and hope you're soon feeling better. Take it easy. I came to tell you, I've picked up my award, thank you and posted my 'V' for Versatile Blogger xx

shelly said...

Get better soon!Sending you chicken soup thoughts.

Talli Roland said...

Love learning the Norse mythology. Hope you feel better soon!

Michael Di Gesu said...

Sorry to hear about your sickness, Siv.... Not fun especially during the Easter holidays.

HERE'S A BIG VIRTUAL HUG from you buddy Michael!

Bish Denham said...

Hope you feel better soon! (I think I'm ignorant. I'd like to follow your blog and don't know how!)

Corinne O'Flynn said...

Feel better soonest! Norse mythology is fascinating. I've heard of the Wyrd sisters, but never an explanation. Thanks for the post.

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Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Get feeling better.

I LOVE the Wyrd Sisters. They are sooo magical to me, just the whole idea of them is poetic and mysterious. That picture is perfect!

Lauracea said...

Get well soon and take care of yourself. I think I must be a Wyrd Sister because I'm always doing stuff and not finishing it! I also wouldn't mind being SKULD - I'm a great believer in volunteering. LOL

Melissa Bradley said...

Hope you are feeling better. I love the Wyrd sisters, the Fates have always fascinated me. I never knew that Skuld rode with the Valkyries, how cool!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! This really helped in my project :)