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What Should Happen


Skuld (pronounced schooled) is a Norn focused on the future. Her name means “that which ought to happen” and gives us the English word “should.” She is depicted here carving in young futhark onto a tree branch a line that reads “the fates of men” (Old Norse ørlög seggja). Skuld shares her name with a valkyrie and it has been suggested that she and the valkyrie may be one and the same. To illustrate this possible connection, Skuld carries a sword at her side.


This piece was produced in March 2020 as part of the Mini Myth Collection®


© Aric Jorn 2020. All rights reserved.

Mini Myth - Skuld

SKU: MMN20.03
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