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Urda, Verdandi, and Skulda

The three Nornir (Past, Present, and Future) who dwell in a beautiful hall below the ash-tree Yggdrasil'. Their employment is to engrave on a shield the destiny of man. (Scandinavian mythology.)

Urd (Past) takes the threads from Verdandi (Present), and Verdandi takes them from Skuld (Future). “What is that which was to-morrow and will be yesterday? ” Verdandi stands between Skuld (to-morrow) and Urd (yesterday).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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