Origins of the Witch Stang

The stav (staff) of the Norse volva is one of the spiritual grandmothers of the Witch’s Stang. Laurelei shares a little of the surprising history and folklore that connects the two remarkable tools.

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Volva Stav Unboxing video — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKex48X8qkw

Want a stav like mine? (not an affiliate) Svarog’s Hammer Shop — https://www.etsy.com/shop/SvarogsHammerShop
TWO Stang-makers I love: (also not affiliates)
* Artes and Craft — http:www.artesandcraft.com (Contact directly, as they don’t list the Stangs in the shop online.)
* Troll Cunning Forge — https://www.trollcunningforgeus.etsy.com

The graphic for my thumbnail was made by @WiccArts on Instagram and features both the volva stav and witch stang!

ARTICLES/RESOURCES FOR MORE INFO (May contain affiliate links):
* The Stang, the Broom, and the Spiral Castle — https://spiralcastletrad.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/the-stang-the-broom-and-the-spiral-castle/
* Stang and Distaff — https://spiralcastletrad.wordpress.com/2011/11/07/stang-and-distaff/
* The Stang on the Hill — https://spiralcastletrad.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/the-stang-on-the-hill-or-the-world-tree-or-the-spiral-castle/
* Stang Lore — https://spiralcastletrad.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/stang-lore-construction-magic-dressing/
* To Ride Through the Air of a Very Fine Gandr — https://www.thecunningwife.com/magical-objects-in-fairy-tales-the-gandr

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Book of Shadows pages available from Blade & Broom in these compilations:
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