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 69646
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 67282
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 67064
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 150243
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 65494
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 58130
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 72066
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 67455
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 60314
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 69653
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 71703
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 62309
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 71334
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 76561
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 63058
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 74364
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 75485
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 70497

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