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Runes, charms, and healing: Germanic and Celtic Lore, Siberian Shamanism and Runic inscriptions.


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New! ongoing updates: w-for-w transl. of vamál English   Fr.

La lithobolie et divination (Fr)

New! L'univers des runes. Moralité et runes

A runic universe

Runes and Ethics

New! Ogams Eng/ Fr and/et Auraicept

Travels to Heathen countries

The Mabinogion
poly lingual

Famous Wimmer's version of the runic poems
German version
English translation

English version of Hrafnagaldur Óðins

Le Galdr du Corbeau d'Óðin

Please comment on : the mystical side

NEW : my reconstruction of ' seidr '

Vos commentaires seront bienvenus du côté de chez Mystique NEW : traduction de Entrevue avec Beinteinsson

"In Praise of Thor"
"Hymne à Thor"


The complete Grimm tales

(Eng / Deutsch)

 Women in the runic inscriptions added to:

Feminine Magic in the Nordic Myths
- en français

Chants lithuaniens (dainos)

 Hungarian runes

Les runes hongroises

Siberian shamanism/Les chamans sibériens (see main)

email lists



copyright © 1998-2010 Yves Kodratoff



Welcome to Nordic Magic Healing

This site presents a score of documents related to the runes, the runic inscriptions, the runic charms and magic, Siberian and Saami shamanism, and many facts of Nordic and Celtic mythology. Enjoy! and please send us your comments

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et vous pouvez bien sur m'écrire aussi en Français!

Nouveau résultat: "QUELS PAÏENS SOMMES-NOUS?"

A Brief Description of our Sections - Que trouvez-vous ici?

Heathenism - Paganisme

An inside definition of Paganism and Heathenism

Une définition païenne du paganisme

Germanic lore - Folklore germanique

NEW! (though ongoing) word-for-word translation of Hávamál with comments. En Français.

NEW! Sing and dance the runes, a runic galdr

Chanter et danser les runes, un galdr: sortilège runique

The complete Grimm tales Face to face German/English edition (désolé, ils ne sont pas tous libres d'accès en Français)

An edition of Grimm's German Mythology (in English only)

NEW! Trilingual version (English, German and MHG) of the Song of the Nibelungen

Une version française d'une entrevue avec Beinteinsson, le fondateur de la Ásatrúarfélag en 1973 en Islande.

Runic Inscriptions - et en version française !

Runic inscriptions can give us some idea of how the runes were used by some at least. This is an easy to read and understand (as compared to the original sources!) presentation of runic inscriptions that you have likely never seen before. You will find practically all the runic inscriptions available from Krause, Moltke, Antonsen and Derolez in English, complete with explanations.

Cet essai présente une étude des inscriptions runiques existantes, comme elles ont été décrites dans les livres de Krause, Derolez, Moltke, Antonsen et Makaev, difficiles à obtenir - et même à comprendre. Les inscriptions runiques

Rune Pages

These Rune pages discuss these kinds of things:

A look at the etymology of rune from Proto-Indo-European to English and it's branchings off along the way. Please let us know if you can add to this page!

Ancient Norse Sagas, Germanic Lore, Celtic Legends and Historical Texts - Les saga, le folklore germanique etc.

Our Nordic and Germanic Lore pages contain articles and short descriptions on things like: the Voluspa; the ancient German Goddess, Frau Holle or Perchta or Perhata; Jacob; a face to face ON-English version of Thorpe's translation of Volundarkvidha ('Volund story'); a summary of Dumézil's book, Loki; and Jordanes' description of the Goths.

New: On the Norns and the Dísir, Des Nornes et des Dises

My personal "Heathen feminism" section: The Nordic woman , La femme nordique

A complete version of the Grimm Tales in German, in the correct order, with a side by side, paragraph by paragraph English translation, that I gathered and compiled. I thank the Midhnott Sol Kindred for making it also available at You will also find many other interesting texts on their site at:

A section is devoted to the early travels to Nordic countries that still retained a good amount of heathenism. The first page available at this point is Scheffer's description of Lapp country in 1673

Aussi, en version française(de l'époque!): la description de la Laponie due à Scheffer (1673).

SIBERIAN SHAMANISM - Le Chamanisme sibérien

Maria Antonina CZAPLICKA's chapters [from her Aborigenal Siberia] on the Shaman in Action and Shamanism and Sex, and, [from her My Siberian Year]: (Shamanist) Religion, A Shaman's curse, with comments. Traduction française de l'original anglais: Le chaman en action et Chamanisme et sexe, La religion (chamaniste), La malédiction d'un chaman.

Stepan P. Krasheninnikov's Explorations of Kamchatka 1735-1741. His chapters on the Kamchadal Gods, shamans, and feasts. Traduction française de la version américaine: Les Chamans, Fêtes et Cérémonies.


CELTIC LORE - Folklore celte

(Irish lore):

NEW! The primary source of the Oghams. Here a table summarizes the whole stuff. La connaissance la plus ancienne des Ogam. Un tableau résume l'ensemble des connaissances anciennes sur les Ogam. Contient aussi une traduction commentée de celle de Calder.

Calder's English translation of the Auraicept (in a workable version)

(Welsh lore): The / Les Mabinogion

This section gives the four branches of the Mabinogion and other Welsh ancient novels of the Red and White books with an English translation of Joseph Loth's footnotes.

En Français: le thème de l'eau, poèmes et analyses voi aussi: L'eau et le feu


Poems, Charms, and Curses

poèmes, charmes et malédictions

Healing with Galdr - La guérison par le galdr

These pages contain a selection of healing charms: Lithuanian charms, Anglo-Saxon charms, charms from Hildegarde von Bingen, charms from the Kalevala, runic charms, charms from the Scottish Highlands, and rare Baltic Healing Charms (in English et Français)

Lithuanian Folklore - avec traductions en Français

A page devoted to Lithuanian Folklore, containing so far some translations of Littauische Volksliede, very much under construction however (a *very* slow one, sorry!)

Osberg "buddha"

The famous ship-grave of Oseberg has given us numerous archaeological treasures. Among them, an interesting but puzzling finding has still today no satisfactory interpretation: the so-called "Buddha-bøtte" (Buddha-pail). Here is a discussion of the find, with links to beautiful photos.

Healing Galdor article

This article on healing is actually a summary of Yves' approach to healing. So, in a sense, it's a summary of this site and his book too.

Rovas - Hungarian runes

Rovas - Les runes hongroises

The topic and even the existence of a runic-like writing originating from Hungary is often superbly ignored by the runologists, even when they discuss the possible origin of the runes. It seems that, worse, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences does not want to see the topic even discussed. Thus, it is left to a handful of faithful Hungarians who try to show the antiquity of their rovás writing. When so few people are active in a field, it cannot but show large deficiencies. For example, when a set of shapes is found, nothing proves it represents runes, rovás, or gothic letters, etc. The recognition comes when some archeological studies have been performed, the shapes are well recognized for belonging to a given alphabet, an interpretation is given, and some kind of coherent body of knowledge is formed about the topic. To read more...

Nordic Magic Healing

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Whether you have been studying the runes for years or just beginning, you will not only find everything you ever wanted to know about runes, but everything you should know about them. This is a completely original work, based on historical documents, archeological finds and years of personal experience. Presented in three volumes, Nordic Magic Healing by Yves Kodratoff gives you a completely new approach to healing that integrates ancient and modern healing methods without compromise and combines them with the original use of the runes. In no other text will you find such a comprehensive presentation of the runes and healing. tells you more about this book.

Email Lists

This is a page of email lists that you can join to discuss the ideas presented on this site.


Just what you would expect, links! We don't have a large number of them, but what is there is very good and will certainly get you started in the right direction.



If you are very keen, and you would like to check out the references for the information you find on these pages, then you are in the right place!

Références en Français.



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