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Subject: Old English language, Cofgod, Wið færstice, Canterbury Charm, Ealuscerwen
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Wilweorthunga is the Old English practice of fountain or well worship. The practice continues in the present and is characterized by tying cloth to trees near wells to will a vow. This belief was banned in the 16th Canon Law enacted under King Edgar of England (939–946) in the tenth century.

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  • An English Heathenism glossary
  • A description of the practice
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