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 64360
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 61918
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 61397
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 129603
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 60299
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 55022
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 64966
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 64101
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 55536
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 66126
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 66063
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 58970
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 65437
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 70264
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 58497
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 68757
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 70018
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 64122

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