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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26 Róðukross Ólafs konungs Tryggvasonar Strandagaldur 64073
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 61605
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 61142
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 128539
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 60057
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 54863
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 64679
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 63887
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 55285
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 65928
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 65736
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 58766
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 65141
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 69962
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 58256
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 68469
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 69743
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 63816

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