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This article is about the Norn, Urd. For the kobold-like race, see Urd (race).

Urd is one of the Norns, of the three goddesses of fate of the Norse pantheon known as Destiny's Daughters. Her name means "fate", and she has the power to see into the past.[1][2]

In her true form, Urd is a giantess, though she may also appear in the form of a swan or other animal.[3] She typically appears alongside the other Norns, Verdandi and Skuld.

She rarely fights, but if forced to, she wields a dagger which can drain the physical and mental strength with each strike.[4]

Urd is of true neutral alignment.[3]


  1. Deities and Demigods (3e) (2002), p.167.
  2. On Hallowed Ground (1996), p.147.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Legends & Lore (2e) (1990), p.184.
  4. Legends & Lore (1e) (1984), p.105-106.