PaganGreen Paganism and Witchcraft

In German and Scandinavian myth, the Alrunes
are sorceresses or female demons who can change
shape; they are believed to be the mothers of the Huns.
As late as the 19th century in some rural areas, they
were personified by small statues, which were kept in
the home, clothed and made offerings of food and
drink. It was believed that the Alrunes could divine the
future by responding to questions with motions of the
head. If the statues were not properly cared for, they
were said to cry out, which would bring great misfortune
to the household.