Magical Staves

Staves or magical signs
All of the signs and staves seen here can be found in Icelandic grimoires, some from the 17th century, some from later times though all of them seem to be related. The origin of this peculiar Icelandic magic is difficult to ascertain. Some signs seem to be derived from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism, while others show some relation to runic culture and the old Germanic belief in Thor and Odinn. Much of the magic mentioned in court records can be found in grimoires kept in various manuscript collections. The purpose of the magic involved tells us something of the concerns of the lower classes that used them to lessen the burden of subsidence living in a harsh climate.
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1 To Make Yourself Invisible aki 157224
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 84885
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 88527
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 117598
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 100973
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 87884
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 76821
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 74913
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 117393
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 78027
11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 91697
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 75621
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 107915
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 84085
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 67340
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 74258
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 90404
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 64634
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 86699
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 66263

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