Nine Herbs Charm

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The “Nine Herbs Charm” is an Old English charm recorded in the 10th-century AD Lacnunga manuscript. The charm is intended for the treatment of poisoning and infection by a preparation of nine herbs. The numbers nine and three, significant in Germanic paganism and later Germanic folklore, are mentioned frequently within the charm. The poem contains references to Christian and English Pagan elements, including a mention of the major Germanic god Woden.…continue reading →