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 62875
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 60329
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 59737
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 121099
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 58947
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 54035
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 63562
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 62999
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 54086
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 64914
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 64454
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 57732
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 63655
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 68589
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 57310
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 67124
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 68489
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 62349

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