The Gandr The Gandus and Lappish Shamanism Lapps are frequently to be encountered in Old Norse literature; when they are not being tyrannised for payments of tax in the form of furs, they are presented as powerful fortune-tellers and magicians. … That the Lapps’ renown for magic powers existed not merely in the realm … Continue reading Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- The Gandr
where the seidkona Heiðr is described as leikin ‘entranced’ while she practises seidr. Pg 2 It is a kvæài, some form of verse, perhaps a song- Vardlokur Two names derive from gandr. Gçndul is applied to valkyries (Vsp 30, Darradarljód 5 (Skj B : I: 490, post 1014)); this is to be seen as deriving … Continue reading Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- The Vardlokur
CLIVE TOLLEY Vçrôr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic Seidr is the distinctive term for certain Old Norse magic practices, attributed to both gods and m en.1 The earliest reference in skaldic verse to seiðr is in Kormákr’s Sigurðardrápa, c. 960; it is also mentioned in the Eddie Ls and Vsp.2 Prose works such … Continue reading Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- Seidr
… That the Lapps’ renown for magic powers existed not merely in the realm of fable is shown by the law which forbids anyone to trúa à finn eda fordædi ‘believe in a Lapp or in sorcery’ (Norges Gamle Love I: 389, 403) Pg 62 CLIVE TOLLEY Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic … Continue reading Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- Notes
The Concept of the Soul in Nordic Tradition The Concept of the Soul in Nordic Tradition By Dag Strömbäck, from the book “Sejd” (2000 edition), pages 220-236. Lecture delivered at a meeting of the Folklore Society, University College London, on the 11th of June 1975. In one of the bloodiest chronicles … Continue reading The Concept of the Soul in Nordic Tradition
"Spirits through respiratory passages." Heide, Eldar, 2006: "Spirits through respiratory passages." In John McKinnel et. al (eds.): The Fantastic in Old Norse / Icelandic Literature. Sagas and the British Isles. Preprint Papers of The 13th International Saga Conference, Durham and York, 6th-12th August, 2006. [Durham]: [University of Durham]. 350-58. ……………….. Spirits Through Respiratory Passages Eldar … Continue reading Spirits through respiratory passages.
Pantheon? What Pantheon? Concepts of a Family of Gods in Pre-Christian Scandinavian Religions TERRY GUNNELL This article might be regarded as a follow-up to several other papers and articles that the present author has presented in recent years on the subject of religious change and diversity in the Nordic countries during the Migration Period and … Continue reading Pantheon? What Pantheon?