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 66749
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 64172
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 64123
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 138533
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 62696
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 56344
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 68056
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 65564
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 57548
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 67672
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 68517
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 60352
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 68018
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 72968
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 60551
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 71381
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 72285
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 66956

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