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Explanation: The word comes from whither - to what place or state, what is the likely future of. I believe it's also associated with the wind as in *the wuther of the wind amongst trees.
In general I think the title is meant to remind the reader of such words as weather, wind, withered (dry).
Oxford English Dictionary
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 23:32 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2598