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 70569
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 68277
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 67969
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 152752
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 66180
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 58747
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 73129
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 68028
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 61082
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 70209
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 72817
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 62791
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 72291
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 77590
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 63767
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 75209
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 76382
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 71557

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