The Galdrabók: An Icelandic Grimoire
THE GALDRABOK, or Book of Magic, is the most important single document for understanding the practice of magic in late medieval Iceland. In this translation, the author discusses books of the black art, old gods, daemons of hell, runes and magical signs, theory and practice of magic.
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Historical Context PoliticoReligious
History of Magic in Iceland
Icelandic Books of the Black Art
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actual aegishjdlmur Althing ancient Arnason blood carve these staves Carve this sign Catholic period century Christian contents Danish demons Devil enemies entities evil example figures formulas Freyja Frigg Galdrabok galdrastafir galdur Germanic magical gods and goddesses Gottskalk Gudhmundur H. R. Ellis Davidson heathen age helm of awe herb history of Icelandic Holar Icelandic Folktales Icelandic magic Icelandic Magicians Islandische Zauberzeichen Judeo-Christian Lacnunga Legends of Icelandic Loptur lord lore magical practice magical signs manuscript Merseburg Charm nine Odhinn Old English old gods Old High German originally pagan perhaps Poetic Edda practice of magic Prose Edda protection Proto-Germanic Raudhskinni read this verse religion respondet rune staves Runelore runic runic magical Saemundur sagas Satan sator-square seidh serpent Sigurdhr Snorri Sturluson someone Spell 46 Stephen Flowers survived texts thief Thorr Thorr's hammer tradition translation Valholl venom Viking Age wash witchcraft words worts wrath