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 67209
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 64704
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 64688
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 140015
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 63185
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 56653
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 68776
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 65865
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 57992
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 67970
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 69065
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 60698
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 68552
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 73567
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 60993
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 71922
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 72812
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 67600

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