“Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength.”

– Thomas Pynchon

Images 1 & 2: Lioudmila Perry (Web of Wyrd: The Matrix of Fate)

Wyrd is a concept in Anglo-Saxon culture roughly corresponding to fate or personal destiny. The word is ancestral to Modern English weird, which retains its original meaning only dialectically.

The cognate term in Old Norse is urðr, with a similar meaning, but also personalized as one of the Norns Urðr (anglicized as Urd) and appearing in the name of the holy well Urðarbrunnr in Norse mythology. (Wiki)

Image 3: A poster for the Norwegian women’s magazine Urd by Andreas Bloch (1860-1917) and Olaf Krohn (1863-1933) (signatures at the bottom left).

[* Image is in the Public Somain and was photographed and edited (perspective, cropping etc.) by WikipediaUser]