Charm types

Charm types are in large part attributable to content, with each type comprising texts that are similar in terms of plot. The types are based on small narratives, or historiolas, most commonly reflecting Biblical motifs, which were widespread in countries with Christian cultural influences, mainly Europe and Scandinavia. For example, the kauliņš pie kauliņa (bone to bone) type tells about a deity healing the sprained or broken leg of a horse by commanding the bone to connect to bone, vein to vein, flesh to flesh; texts of the Jordānas upe (Flum Jordan, Jordan River) type mention the stopping of water in the Jordan River with the aim to also stop bleeding; and the asins apstāšanās (Stans sanguis, stopping of blood) motif tells about the crucifixion of Jesus and his wounds, which did not hurt nor bleed.


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