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 70283
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 67997
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 67702
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 152046
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 65995
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 58477
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 72792
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 67858
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 60800
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 70064
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 72492
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 62645
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 72037
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 77326
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 63573
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 74956
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 76137
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 71257

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