Mini Myth Collection® - Skuld
"That Which Should Be"
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 December 2019 as part of the Mini Myth Collection®
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