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 68197
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 65774
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 65745
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 145977
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 64193
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 57349
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 70220
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 66572
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 59049
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 68788
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 70137
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 61424
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 69773
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 74700
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 61902
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 73019
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 74011
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 68960

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