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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Icelandic Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery

Most of us know about the Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft, but how many have heard of the Icelandic Museum of Witchcraft and Sorcery? The latter is located in Holmavik, and contains numerous examples of traditional Icelandic Witchcraft. Definitely not your NeoPagan "love and light" stuff, some of the displays include a reproduction of the infamous "necropants" (trousers made from the skin of a dead man that could render one invisible) and examples of runic charms and staves which remained in use even through the (late) Christianization of Iceland and up until the present day.

I would definitely like to visit, though of course it's a bit of a trip.

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