Rick Russom wrote:
>One Germanic valkyrie (Sigrun) has a crow-coat in which she
> anyone ever tried to link these types of shamanic skin-changers to the
> Celtic ones?
Almost every book I've read on Celtic deities, including all the
standard ones (Grren, Davidson, Sjoestedt) notes the similarity between
the Celtic battle furies and those of Norse mythology. Both types are
shape-shifters, but I would be reluctant to call them "shamanic."
Shamans are humans who go through transformaitional experiences. These
battle furies are anything but human. Or were you using "shamanic" in a
different sense which I misunderstood?