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Popular Religion in Late Saxon England: Elf Charms in Context

In tenth- and eleventh-century England, Anglo-Saxon Christians retained an old folk belief in elves as extremely dangerous creatures capable of harming unwary humans. To ward off the afflictions caused by these invisible beings, Christian priests modified traditional elf charms by adding liturgical chants to herbal remedies. In Popular Religion in Late Saxon England, Karen Jolly traces this cultural intermingling of Christian liturgy and indigeno...

By Karen Louise Jolly
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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2015)
Publication Date: June 15, 2015
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Language: English
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Not as mind blowing as 'Elves in Anglo-Saxon England', but an interesting book none the less. I like the more accurate translations of some of the same texts in Alaric Hall's book better. Also the emphasis on christianity is not as interesting to me,

In tenth- and eleventh-century England, Anglo-Saxon Christians retained an old folk belief in elves as extremely dangerous creatures capable of harming unwary humans. To ward off the afflictions caused by these invisible beings, Christian priests modified traditional elf charms by adding liturgical chants to herbal remedies. In Popular Religion in Late Saxon England, Karen Jolly traces this cultural intermingling of Christian liturgy and indigeno...
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