Magic in Norway

The digital Magic in Norway archive comprises three types of sources: grimoires, witchcraft trial records, and magic legends.


A grimoire, or black book, is often defined as a book of magic containing magic formulas, spells, and hexes.

Witchcraft trial records

A witchcraft trial record refers to the record from a trial where someone has been accused of performing magic or witchcraft.

Magic legends

Magic legends are stories that provide a glimpse into popular notions of magic and sorcery in Norway during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.