Wicked Dreams, Teary Eyes, and Salty Noses: Elvish Pathologies and Folkloric Exorcisms from Medieval Germanic Europe

  title={Wicked Dreams, Teary Eyes, and Salty Noses: Elvish Pathologies and Folkloric Exorcisms from Medieval Germanic Europe},
  author={Karel Fraaije},
  journal={Incantatio. An International Journal on Charms, Charmers and Charming},
  • Karel Fraaije
  • Published 2019
  • Linguistics
  • Incantatio. An International Journal on Charms, Charmers and Charming
: Medieval sources preserve a significant number of verbal remedies against elves and comparable beings. Similarly, a substantial number of manu scripts include references to pathologies named after elvish entities. The argument presented here explores the multivalent relationships between folkloric afflictions and performative texts that claim to expel folkloric characters. Specifically, this article concentrates on unpacking the various interpretative implications of elf exorcisms, and it… 



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