Friday, June 30, 2017

Boil and Bubble: Seiðr Ritual Path Magic


Norse magic, or seiðr (anglicized as siedhr), is typically practiced by women (called völva or seiðkona), but male practitioners (called seiðmaðr) are possible. Seiðr magic involves the manipulation of the elements, communication with the gods and their messengers, traveling the nine-realms, fortune-telling (usually by runes), and the direct manipulation of fate. Practitioners of both sexes served their communities, though seiðmaðr were typically looked down upon as magic was considered a woman’s purview...

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