- See under Norn.
Origin of Skuld
- 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 skuld
They are named Urd the past, Verdandi the present, and Skuld the future.History of Religion
Their names are Urd (the past), Varande (the present), and Skuld (the future).The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Out of it come three maids, whose names are Urd, Verdande and Skuld.
Gud and Rosta, and the youngest norn, Skuld, always ride to sway the battle and choose the slain.
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 skuld
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").