posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 02:57 AM
Even back in Viking times, there was a remarkable understanding of the human psyche. They recognized cause and effect, and the interconnectedness of
all things. The word to describe this interconnectedness was "wyrd", which was eventually perverted into the modern meaning of "weird". It did not
originally mean something unusual or strange. Rather, it referred to the far-reaching effects of that which one does. The concept of "fate" was also
not as we know it now. Instead of a helpless predestination, "fate" meant a destiny created by one's earlier actions. Wyrd was pictured as a web,
like that of a spider. The symbology is excellent. When the spider steps onto a thread (a path) the vibrations affect the entire web and that which is
contained within the web, just as our actions affect our immediate world and those around us, and the actions of others affect our lives.
[edit on 5-7-2006 by Black Sword]