Lykke (happiness) – a feeling of great joy and satisfaction. In old Norse, ’lykke’ carried a more neutral meaning; closer to ’fate’ or ’event’. Old folksongs e.g. mention ”the evil ’lykke’”; something you could be allotted instead of ”the good ’lykke’” (Valravnen). In the Middle Ages, the course of a life was often seen as a wheel of fortune (a ’lykke’-hjul). Maybe the word ’lykke’ was originally connected to the Danish verb ’lukke’ (to close); referring to the way things turn out in the end?