Learn about the techniques that young women employed to divine the identity of their future spouses, and the various ingredients, rites and dirty tricks
Old Norse Erotic Sorcery – Erik Storesund
They say that all is fair in love and war. Old Norse philologist Eirik Storesund, host and creator of the Brute Norse podcast, has translated a curated selection of charms, spells, and sorcerous recipes from Norwegian grimoires (the so-called “black books”) and vernacular tradition on the topic of eros, love and romance. Learn about the techniques that young women employed to divine the identity of their future spouses, and the various ingredients, rites and dirty tricks that people resorted to in order to twist the hand of fate, and fall in and out of love. Be prepared for a sweet and sometimes sordid lecture on the hopes and fears that marked the art of love in the pre-industrial north. Terrible advice for your love life guaranteed!
Eirik Storesund is a writer, artist and scholar of Old Norse from the saline, windy shores of Norway. He is the host and creator of the Brute Norse podcast, which seeks to celebrate the weirder aspects of Scandinavian cultural heritage, and instill upon his audience a general sense of chronological confusion. He also runs the independent imprint Troll Cat Press to serve as the physical outlet for his “Scandifuturist” propaganda efforts. His first book, Love Spells and Erotic Sorcery in Norwegian Folk Tradition is exactly what it says on the tin: a curated selection of charms, spells, and sorcerous recipes from Norwegian grimoires. The so-called black books
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