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 65377
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 62966
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 62599
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 134188
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 61339
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 55644
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 66327
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 64772
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 56423
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 66795
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 67211
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 59587
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 66576
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 71559
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 59452
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 69916
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 70993
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 65383

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