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The definition of Wyrd quoted  from web page


https://www.norsemyth.org/2016/11/wyrd-will-weave-us-together.html?m=1


"The word wyrd itself comes from the Anglo-Saxon. In the main volume of An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller, the first translation given for wyrd is “what happens,” followed by “fate, fortune, chance.” In the dictionary’s supplement, additional translations are presented: “what is done, a deed, an action.”


       Wyrd is the tapestry of human life each one of us are a thread. We have no control of when or to whom we are born to and we have no control  over when we die, outside of causing our own deliberate death day. I like the way Patricia M. Lafayllve in a Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru explained, it she said the wyrd was the fence around the pasture, we could move any way we wish with in the fences.  


     The three horns names are Urd “What Once Was” (Old Norse “Urðr”), Verdandi “What Is Coming into Being” (Old Norse “Verðandi”) and Skuld “What Shall Be” (Old Norse “Skuld”)


     What we did yesterday effects today, what we do today affects tomorrow.  There is a lot of power in understanding how much control we can have over our life, how much of our current circumstances were our choice for better or worse. Of course there are things that will happen that we cannot change but we can control how prepared on mental or physical levels we are when the unexpected happens.


    No gods plan, no bigger picture,  no devils or demons in your head. Not your past, or your parents. It's all you, you create or destroy yourself.





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Anna
May 15
You might want to do a bit more research before reaching conclusions. One article on the web is not enough, especially that in yet another one the wyrd means something that neither people nor even gods have a control of. The fate totally controlled and determined by three Norns has its culmination in Ragnarok, the end of the world that even Norse gods can't avoid. So it seems that the wyrd means something that cannot be altered or even in a small degree affected by the human actions. If so, then it cannot be compared to the concept of Karma. Now, I don't know too much about Norse mythology, neither am I really interested in it, but considering that web articles contain contradictory information, you must dig a bit deeper, if that's your interest. You have a similar concept in Greek mythology as well.You might want to do a bit more research before reaching conclusions. One article on the web is not enough, especially that in yet another one the wyrd means something that neither people nor even god...See more
Tkwilliams Member
May 15
I did not reach my conclusions from one web page. i reached it threw many books i have read and other studies, i just put it in a simple easy to understand quick idea that was only a few paragraphs long. it would be so silly to persume this was the totality of this subject and there were no nuances to be saught out. However it was useful in provoking thought even if it were in the spirt of being more right or more knowing then another.

The orlaeg, the orlage is ones ppersonal wyrd. it is an individuals law, the orlaeg contains all the events of ones life and their conequences. These events and thier results further determine the results of ones future actions. its is tied to ones fetch and regulates the amount of ones maegen )by Swain Wodening Canote.) so you see its a mix of your choices and destiny. you will die you cannot change it, but you may be able to pick the road you walk down to get there.
I did not reach my conclusions from one web page. i reached it threw many books i have read and other studies, i just put it in a simple easy to understand quick idea that was only a few paragraphs lo...See more
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Anna
May 15
Fair enough. What I found inspirational was that passive submission to fate wasn't considered an honor but approaching the fate as if it was a struggle, with heroism. However, it was tragic kind of heroism because the battle was already lost. Consider that no matter what we do, we will all get old and die. Or just die. That puts the "importance" of our actions in a proper perspective.Fair enough. What I found inspirational was that passive submission to fate wasn't considered an honor but approaching the fate as if it was a struggle, with heroism. However, it was tragic kind of he...See more
Tkwilliams Member
May 15
I agree, and i find the struggle to understand and to fight our fate to be honorable and in a way the people did find a way to live beyond the body and beat fate and it was threw mythos and our passing of DNA, our children, they were our time travel and as long as people told stories about you, you were never dead. If you were hated then no one would ever speak you name or tell your story again so that you could disapear forever. This is why people used to want to be stong and make a diffrence in the lives of the people they lived with it increased the maegen for the future familyI agree, and i find the struggle to understand and to fight our fate to be honorable and in a way the people did find a way to live beyond the body and beat fate and it was threw mythos and our passin...See more
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Anna
May 15
Well... if you're hated strongly enough, be sure people will be talking about you long after you're dead. I daresay people remember those they hate more than those they love.
Tkwilliams Member
May 15
That's a good point the infamous do live on for ever as well. Serial killers are a good example of that.
T.Volt
May 15
You know I've never been that interested in Buddhist teachings? Or any kind of spiritualism for that matter. Shit makes me yawn. I like being entertained when nothing is going on, or having some kind of action. Usually the former these days, but who cares. I don't like studying spiritualism. To me that stuff develops in you over time through experience and application, like, you advance your skills in things you are good at and or enjoy. Sometimes creative stuff like writing and music and whatnot. In other words, spiritual paths don't lead you through life. You can lead yourself into one, but I think they're mostly bullshit anyway. People have this shit backwards. I have no time for a spiritual path. Shit's never had a place in my life.You know I've never been that interested in Buddhist teachings? Or any kind of spiritualism for that matter. Shit makes me yawn. I like being entertained when nothing is going on, or having some kind ...See more
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Tkwilliams Member
May 15
The theories I put forth are not nessaseraly a spiritual path but more or less an ancient understanding of the universe or our place in it. And really nothing said is diffrent at the core then what you said. I simply illustrated that's it's all your fault. If somone is a loser or has a shit life or is a spiteful loner its entirely there own fault. Or you can look at it that you are good at an instrument or happy with your life because your choice. How ever it pans out in your mind ;)The theories I put forth are not nessaseraly a spiritual path but more or less an ancient understanding of the universe or our place in it. And really nothing said is diffrent at the core then what yo...See more
EpicFail TITS
May 18
the clash between "fate" and "free will" are timeless. Likely neither exist but people create them for their own well being.

Most ordinary people believe that the choices they make somehow determine the outcome of their "fate." If in fact these pretend time stories disappeared from existence and people knew this to be true the entire species would probably quickly become extinct. Why? because they would blow each other up, kill themselves.. etc.

For some reason, society needs values in order to endure.. without these values, the end of mankind may very well cease to survive. .


likely all living things on a molecular level are wired the same and cannot control what they do or believe. The "choices" people make are neither unique or meaningful. If given infinite chances to change a bad decision the outcome would always become the same. It's just how "we" are wired.
the clash between "fate" and "free will" are timeless. Likely neither exist but people create them for their own well being.

Most ordinary people believe that the c...See more
Tkwilliams Member
May 18
I think that was beautifully written, thank you for sharing.
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