Urda Werdandi Skuld,

pencil on paper,



Fidus (Luebeck 1868-1948 Woltersdorf bei Berlin), pseudonym of Hugo Hoeppener  

"Urda Werdandi Skuld" (The Norns, the Fates of the Norse), also titled as "Edda," an illustration for the Germanen-Bibel


pencil on paper

12.2 x 19 cm

lower right signed "Fidus" and dated "V.18"


Provenance:  Estate of author Gertrud Prellwitz (1869-1942)

Publication History:

1920     Fidus, Aus der "Germanen-Bibel" des Volkserzieher-Verlages, 12 Fidusleisten (Woltersdorf bei Erkner-Berlin: Fidus Verlag GmbH, vorm. Verlag des St. Georg-Bundes, 1920), Plate 1, with the title "Edda."

The Germanen-Bibel (Germanenbibel) was a compilation of Germanic ethnic texts compiled by Wilhelm Schwaner (1863-1944) and first published in 1904.

The three Norns are "the daughters of the earth goddess, Erde.  They spin the Golden Rope of Time [also known as the Thread of Destiny or Fate]: past, present, and future."



Anton Becke, Berlin

"Portrait of Fidus"


circa 1928

Provenance: Estate of author Gertrud Prellwitz

The Daulton Collection


The Daulton Collection