Thread: Viking magic
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:08 AM   #24
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Default Re: Viking magic

There are so many interpretations, and we have so little solid fact, you can't make solid arguments about any of this. One site breaks down Norse magic very distinctly: seiđr is the magic of women, involving witchcraft, prophecy, channelling, illusion, and mind-control, and it is the magic of runes; spá is the magic of seers (usually women), a high station, who can read the form of fate and the order of the universe, and its practitioners include the Norns and the völva of the Eddas; and galdr is the singing magic of men.

By this breakdown, GURPS Vikings only covers seiđr, unless you want to consider good mystics to be employing spá.
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