Collection of Latvian Charms

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Collection of Latvian Charms
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The Collection of Latvian Charms, gathered from various places around Latvia, were submitted to the Archives of Latvian Folklore mostly in the 1920s and 1930s; a number of exhibits were also contributed after 1991. The collection consists mainly of original, small-format, handmade books, or also a copy or transcript of the original. The collection also includes compilations of charms submitted separately, and folk medicine recipes with instructions on how to use them.

The tradition of writing down charms in handmade books or notebooks was widespread in Latvia during the second half of the 19th century. This practice was related to the circulation of handwritten ‘Books of Heaven’, which were used to protect their holders or their holders’ houses from misfortune. Many of the books are similar in content, testifying to their common derivation. These books were said to have divine origins. Some came down to earth in the city of London, others through the intercession of the angel Michael; some expressed gratitude for miraculous salvation from death, such as in the case of Count Philip’s servant, who by miracle kept his head, or General Skobolev, who survived many battles. Some books also included lucky and unlucky days—when certain activities should be performed or avoided. The Charm books include a second section containing spells for treating various human and animal ailments—to staunch bleeding, to relieve pain, to cure ergotism, and others.

The Collection of Latvian Charms contains around 5000 items—mainly charms and folk medicine. Various private collectors have donated materials—school children, such as Pēteris Šmits from Rencēni, who donated his father’s book of charms; well–known historians, authors, and cultural workers—Vilis Cedriņš, Vilberts Krasnais, Arturs Heniņš, and others; and folklore researchers—Jānis Alberts Jansons, Baiba Krogzeme-Mosgorda, and Janīna Kursīte.

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#LFK-150-11Svēti vārdiCount Philip
Ķeizara Kārļa grāmata
Book of London
Book of Saint Michael
Unlucky Days
#LFK-150-22Vīveļu vārdicharms
Colic charms (for horse)
Jūdzes turp/ atpakaļ
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Krusts
Colic charms (for horse)
Nācarete
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-33Liesas vārdicharms
Glanders Charms
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Spleen charms
Amen
#LFK-150-44Sāpes vārdiPain charms
Melni kraukļi
Dzeja/ dzejproza
Krusts
Pain charms
Amen
#LFK-150-55Rozes vārdicharms
Rose (erysipelas) charms
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Krusts
Rose (erysipelas) charms
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-5a5aČūsku vārdicharms
Charms to avoid a snake
#LFK-150-5b5bRozes vārdicharms
Rose (erysipelas) charms
#LFK-150-66Zagļu vārdicharms
Thief charms
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Marija/ Dieva māte
Pēteris
Thief charms
#LFK-150-77Debesu grāmatacharms
Book of Saint Michael
Unlucky Days
Holy Stories
#LFK-150-88Vārdošanacharms
Conjuring charms
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Krusts
Conjuring charms
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-99Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Blood stanching chrams
Runāt
Jēzus ir dzimis, Jēzus ir pazudis
Krusts
Blood stanching chrams
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-1010Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Blood stanching chrams
Runāt
Jordāna
Krusts
Blood stanching chrams
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-1111Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Blood stanching chrams
Runāt
Jēzus/ Dieva bērns/ Pestītājs
Krusts
Blood stanching chrams
Trīsvienība
Amen
#LFK-150-1212Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
Blood stanching chrams
3 Jumpravas
Jordāna
Blood stanching chrams
#LFK-150-1313Iecirtuma vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Notch/ Cutting charms
Pain (various) Charms
Runāt
Jēzus dzimis Bētlemē
Jēzus ir dzimis, Jēzus ir pazudis
Svēta/ laimīga ir tā diena/ stunda
Notch/ Cutting charms
#LFK-150-1414Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Blood stanching chrams
Darīt
Rakstīt
Sequences of Letters
Blood stanching chrams
#LFK-150-1515Asins/ sarkanās vainas vārdicharms
Blood stanching chrams
Bloody flux charms
Jūdzes turp/ atpakaļ
Blood stanching chrams
#LFK-150-1616Priekš sirds asins apturēšanascharms
Charms for heart blood
3/9 Lilijas
Charms for heart blood
#LFK-150-1717Asins vārdicharms
Blood stanching chrams
Sator
Blood stanching chrams
#LFK-150-1818Priekš sirds asins apturēšanascharms
narrative on usage of charms
Charms for heart blood
Darīt
Runāt
Charms for heart blood
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