(This article is reposted from my pseudonymous writings on Elhaz Ablaze).
We tend to think that galdor has something to do with rune magic, in particular due to certain authors who have promulgated this view despite the lack of any historical evidence to that effect. The word’s roots run to the meaning of “magic song”, with the intimation of a birdsong. There is nothing in there about runes.…Continue
This article originally appeared on Elhaz Ablaze, written under my pseudonym. You can find the original text here: http://www.elhazablaze.com/2008/10/chant-like-a-heathen/
Chant Like A Heathen
While we know little about archaic Germanic musical and magical practices, we can be pretty sure that they were into their singing and/or…Continue