The Seeress: Germanic Tribes, Vikings, and Witches

Bone and Sickle

May 13 2022 • 50 mins

In pagan Germanic cultures, the seeress played an extremely important role, not only as a clairvoyant, but also often fulfilling the role of a priestess, wisewoman or witch. We begin with a short clip from Robert Eggers’ The Northman, in which Björk plays a seeress.  Old Norse words used to describe this role include spákona, or …

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