What is 'Wyrd?' Wyrd is the most fundamental concept of all things magick and also the most difficult to describe. The Anglo-Saxon concept of 'Wyrd,' the equivalent of a fate or destiny which can be spiritually influenced, has been around since the 12th century. Even up to the 1800's the Webster's Dictionary still defined the term 'weird' as meaning 'skilled in witchcraft.' It also contains all of the shapes of the Runes.