Perchta Lore and Text

Horn and Hearth discusses lore about Perchta — a fascinating read!

Horn and Hearth

I thought I would share some of my Perchta research with you all. Its a bit of a long post covering some basics of Perchta, stories, and Her Holy Days.

Much of this research today came from searching on Scribd (get 60 days free).

Frau Perchta (right) from Hans Vintler’s Die Pluemen der Tugent (“The Flowers of Virtue”) (1411). Redrawn from manuscript by Lauren Church. [On a personal note, I long to have this drawing as a tattoo…]

In The Folklore of the Wild Hunt and the Furious Host by Kveldulf Hagen Gundarsson, from
Mountain Thunder, Issue 7, Winter 1992:

“A variant form of [Woden/Odin] is that associated with the female Perchte/Holda/Holle (in Germany) or Frien/Freki/Frik/Freja (Sweden, Northern Germany). Like the masculine figures discussed above, Perchte or Holda leads a train of souls. However, her followers are sometimes young children (Orla-gau); she also steals children. She also acts…

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Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

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