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 69280
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 66858
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 66753
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 149308
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 65193
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 57926
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 71554
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 67229
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 60033
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 69436
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 71271
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 62108
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 70960
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 76014
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 62762
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 74036
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 75142
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 70131

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