Wyrd To the Wiki: Lacunae Toward Wiki Ontologies

A Liquid Book



"In the Beginning Was the Wyrd,

and the Wyrd Was Wiki''



One story of this wiki's genesis




Another way of understanding wyrd is through a weaving analogy. In the Anglo-Saxon Riming Poem, the narrator says of his life circumstances Me þæt wyrd gewæf, 'Wyrd wove this for me.' In the Icelandic Njal's Saga, valkyries weave out the course of a battle on a loom made of weapons and threaded with human entrails, so to speak, human lives. Imagine a patterned piece of cloth being woven on a loom. The horizontal threads (the woof) are woven in in layers along the vertical threads (the warp). The horizontal threads represent layers of past actions. The vertical threads represent a time line. The colour of each horizontal thread as it is woven in will add to the pattern that is already established and influence the pattern that emerges." (What is Wyrd?, By Arlea Æðelwyrd Hunt-Anschütz)

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