Anglo-Saxon Charms

Anglo-Saxon Charms

The following Anglo-Saxon "charms" were translated by Karen Louise Jolly in her book, Popular Religion in Late Saxon England: Elf Charms in Context (1996). Copyright is held by the University of North Carolina Press, who has granted permission for electronic publication at this site. Please feel free to use this site for educational purposes but maintain this copyright statement in all references. Thank you.

To order the book with its analysis of these charms, please see the University of North Carolina Press site.

For an online review and summary of the book, see The Medieval Review, TMR 98.02.12.

To contact Professor Jolly, email her at

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