Spae

Spae

Spae or spae-craft is the art of prophecy, usually by a woman known as a volva. Spae is the art of determining orlog, by a combination of intuition, personal knowledge, and magic. “Orlog” is from “or-” (or “ur-”, “primeval”) and “log” (“law”), i.e. the primeval law of the way things are supposed to be, laid down by wyrd or fate by the three Norns, Urdhur (“That Which Is”), Verdhandi (“That Which Is Becoming”), and Skuld (“That Which Should Be”). Many goddesses are associated with spae, including Frigga, Freyja, and Sif. Odhinn also knows the secrets of spae.

A volva, a practitioner of spae, means literally a “staff-bearer,” and use a ritual staff in spae-craft.

Spae

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