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 64293
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 61859
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 61354
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 129441
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 60256
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 54985
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 64904
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 64054
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 55490
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 66086
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 66010
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 58929
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 65373
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 70210
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 58449
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 68715
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 69962
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 64075

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