Rune Magic User

What’s the title of someone who practices Rune Magic?

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If they’re adepts, they are called runemasters. Vitki or Vitkar are other titles for someone who uses the runes in sorcery.

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The title used depends on what specific type of magick they practiced, and their gender. Below is a list of terms you will find in the lore to describe the various types of magicians.

seiðmaðr - seiðr-man
seiðskratti - evil-seið-sorcerer
seiðberendr - seið-carrier
spámaðr - prophecy-man
falsspámaðr - false prophecy-man
villuspámaðr - false prophecy-man
galdramaðr - galdr-man
galdrakarl - galdr-man
galdrasmiðr - galdr-smith
galdraraumr - great galdr-man
galdrameistari - galdr-master
galdradrengr - galdr-attendant
vitki - sorcerer
fjölkyngismaðr - sorcerer
fjölkyngisberendr - sorcery-bearer
gandrekr - gandr-man, gandr-warrior
kunáttumaðr - man who knows magic
vísendamaðr - man who knows
tauframaðr - charm-man
gerningamaðr - sorcerer
Völva - staff-bearer, seeress, sibyl
seiðkona - seið-woman
spákona - prophecy-woman
spákerling - old prophecy-woman
kveldriða - evening-rider
trollriða - troll-rider, rider of witchcraft
myrkriða - darkness-rider or night-rider
munnriða - mouth-rider
túnriða - fence-rider or roof-rider
kaldriða - cold-rider
þráðriða - thread-rider
galdrakona - galdr-woman
galdrakerling - old galdr-woman
galdrasnót - galdr-lady
galdrakind - galdr-creature
vitka - sorceress
fjölkyngiskona - sorceress
vísendakona - wise woman, woman who knows
heiðr - sorceress
fordcæða - evil witch
flagð(kona) - evil witch
fála - witch
gýgr - witch
hála - witch
skass - witch

These are found in the lore, but the modern term is hekser regardless of gender or practice. The choice is up to you.

Hope that helps a bit.

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