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 65865
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 63435
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 63251
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 136059
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 61856
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 55894
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 66991
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 65053
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 56857
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 67159
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 67726
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 59895
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 67162
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 72130
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 59869
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 70480
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 71486
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 65989

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