Apocryphal prayers in medieval Slavia Orthodoxa

Yvonne Marie Brandon
Slavic medieval apocryphal prayers, also called false prayers or magical prayers, are often defined as prayers with a "magical purpose" or which rely on "magical means." Some of the most common are intended to counteract the bite of a snake or mad dog, to stop bleeding or to cure disease. Often, they combine pre-Christian and Christian elements, drawing a natural comparison to oral charms, although they are written texts found in Orthodox manuscripts. Scholarship has often presented apocryphal prayers as...
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