Magic in Vinland

         Magic in Vinland comes from one of four traditions. In each case, the understanding and practice of magic is different: sometimes minorly, sometimes majorly. Thus, each type is described independently even though there is overlap between them.

Norse Seidhr Magic
This is shamanic magic learned by the Norse from their Lapp neighbors centuries ago. It is primarily a woman's craft, being seen as unmanly and worse in men.

Lagakin Spirit Magic
Most Lagakin leaders practice a limited form of spirit magic, but the true practice is restricted to shamans called buowin.

Norse Runic Magic
Incomplete notes on runic magic.

Frankish Witchcraft
Incomplete notes on witchcraft as practiced by Frankish immigrants.

John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Thu Oct 10 16:46:43 2002