There the three maidens 

mighty in wisdom, 

weave by the well 

of the weeping tree; 

Urður is one named, 

Verðandi the next, 

-On the wood they scored,- 

and Skuld was the third. 

They have fashioned the fate 

and formed the life 

and chosen the wierds 

of the children of men. 

 

-Völuspá, 20. vers 

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir

Herdís Hlíf Þorvaldsdóttir, Örlaganornir , by Claudia Hausfeld