Myths - Notions of Sami Witchcraft

A Sami shaman

A Sami shaman playing his drum, and then in trance communicating with his attendant spirit. The missionaries burned the drums because they were looked upon as the instuments of the Devil. The shaman's guiding spirit was considered to be an evil demon.

   © University Library of Tromsø - 1999.
The Northern Lights Route is part of The Council of Europe Cultural Routes. The Cultural Routes are an invitation to Europeans to wander the paths and explore the places where the unity and diversity of our European identity were forged.