- See under Norn.
Origin of Verdandi
- any of three goddesses of fate, the goddess of the past (Urd), the goddess of the present (Verdandi), and the goddess of the future (Skuld).
Examples from the Web for verdandi
They are named Urd the past, Verdandi the present, and Skuld the future.History of Religion
Verdandi, usually translated as the Present, has an even deeper meaning.The Younger Edda
They are Urd (the past), Verdandi (the present), Skuld (the future).The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art (2nd ed.) (1911)
Charles Mills Gayley
- Norse myth any of the three virgin goddesses of fate, who predestine the lives of the gods and men
- the medieval Norse language of the Orkneys, Shetlands, and parts of N Scotland. It was extinct by 1750
Word Origin and History for verdandi
1770, from Old Norse norn (plural nornir), one of the female fates of Scandinavian mythology, related to Swedish dialectal norna "to warn, to communicate secretly," perhaps ultimately imitative of low murmuring (cf. Middle High German narren "to growl, snarl").