ælf-scīnu, adj: elf-shining, i.e. with the shining beauty of an elf; elf-bright, of elfin beauty.
ealra hālgena ǣfen: all hallows’ eve. Happy Halloween!
Image: Unfortunately I don’t know where this is from. (If anyone can fill me in, that would be great!) However, I found it in the post ‘The Medieval Walking Dead’ (source medievalists.net) on a blog by Juliette Bourdier. She’s got some great posts on the medieval, so check it out.
þyrs, m.n: a giant, an enchanter, a demon. Describes Grendel.
gāst, m.n: the breath; the spirit, soul, ghost.
wicce-cræft, m.n: witchcraft, sorcery, magic art.
wyrd, f.n: what happens, fate, fortune, chance; lot, condition; an event; what is done. Cf. the Weird Sisters.
wæl-mist, m.n: a mist that covers the bodies of the slain; literally ‘slaughter-mist’.
Image: Here we have a ‘drȳ’, Merlin, introducing Galahad to Arthur and the Round Table. BnF MS Français 343. Found on Dr Sarah Peverley’s medieval blog.
dwol-cræft, m.n: foolish craft, magic.