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Made ready their powers earlier in the charm and again the usual translation cshot of witch' misleads. From line 23 of the charm we have an interesting string of supernatural beings told over, beings who, according to the charm composer, may have caused his patient's pain. The list shows us a very early stage in the development of a Germanic mythology, a picture far removed from the comparatively elaborate tales of Scandinavian gods. It is interesting to note that the modern German word for...