Perchta Lore and Text
Horn and Hearth discusses lore about Perchta — a fascinating read!
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).
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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