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 79406
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 75991
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 76970
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 179721
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 89810
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 72129
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 83892
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 73732
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 69582
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 75703
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 81530
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 68613
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 82080
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 87477
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 70587
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 84685
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 85463
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 82439

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