Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- The Gandr

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

Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- The Vardlokur

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

Vǫrđr and Gandr: Helping Spirits in Norse Magic- Seidr

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

Spirits through respiratory passages.

"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.