Men and ‘Women’s Magic’: Contested Narratives of Gender, Seidhr, and ‘Ergi’


  • Jenny Blain Dalhousie University
  • Robert Wallis University of Southampton



Neo-Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft, seidhr, feminism, masculinities, gender,


Seidhr appears most often as a female activity... male seidh workers were spoken of as 'ergi', a term of insult relating to behaviour seen as 'unmanly'.


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How to Cite

Blain, J., & Wallis, R. (2020). Men and ‘Women’s Magic’: Contested Narratives of Gender, Seidhr, and ‘Ergi’. Pomegranate, 4–16.