Of Winlandia. chap. 174.
WInlandia is a Countrye besides the Mountaines of Norwaye towarde the Cast, and stretcheth vppon the cliffe of Occean: And is not full plenteous, but in woode, hearbes, and grasse. The men of that Countrie bée straunge and somewhat wilde and fierce: and they oc∣cupie themselues with witchcrafte. And so to men that faile by their coastes, and also to men that abide with them, for de∣fault of winde, they profer winde to say∣ling,* and so they sell winde. They vse to make a clewe of thrid, and they make diuers knots to be knit therin. And then they commaunde to drawe out of the clewe vnto thrée knottes or moe, or lesse, as they will haue the winde more softs or strong. And for theyr missebeléefe seendes m•oue the ayre, and arise stronge tempest or softe, as hée draweth of the Clewe more or lesse knottes. And some∣time they moue the winde so stronglye, that the wretches that beléeue in such do∣ing, are drowned by rightfull dome of God.