Frolics and Freuteries: Norse Magic and Norn Words

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Abstract

A discussion of Norn magic words preserved in the folklore and dialects of Shetland and Orkney, with reference to their connection to old Norse magical practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIslands of Place and Space
Subtitle of host publicationA Festschrift in Honour of Arne Kruse
EditorsChristian Cooijmans
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherScottish Society for Northern Studies
ChapterXIV
Pages299
Number of pages317
ISBN (Print)9781399935234
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • magic
  • Norse
  • Shetland
  • folklore
  • language
  • norn
  • witchcraft

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