Viking Witches and Norse Magic

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Irina-Maria Manea
by Irina Manea
published on 29 March 2022

A presentation on some aspects of Norse religion such as the importance of sorcery, its meanings and practitioners, as well as the role of gender.
Important terms in the "lesson":
seiðr - sorcery
seiðmaðr - sorcerer
seiðkona - sorceress
fjolkyngi - also sorcery (knowledge of many)
gandr - another type of magic
völva - seeress, prophetess
The Poetic Edda - the collection of mythological poems from the 1200s
Eiríks saga rauða - The Saga of Erik the Red (about how they got to America)
Fyrkat - the archaeological site with the tomb of the potential witch

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Manea, I. (2022, March 29). Viking Witches and Norse Magic. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2735/viking-witches-and-norse-magic/

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Manea, Irina. "Viking Witches and Norse Magic." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 29, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2735/viking-witches-and-norse-magic/.

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