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Reimkennar (A)

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A sorceress, a pythoness; one skilled in numbers. Sorcery and Chaldean numbers are synonymous terms. The Anglo-Saxon rimstafas means charms or conjuration, and the Norse reim-kennar means one skilled in numbers or charms. Norna of the Fitful Head was a Reimkennar, “a controller of the elements.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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