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 63889
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 61284
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 60842
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 127130
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 59832
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 54742
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 64451
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 63752
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 55100
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 65721
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 65425
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 58607
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 64901
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 69683
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 58078
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 68159
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 69558
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 63592

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