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 67656
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 65175
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 65154
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 143356
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 63651
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 56949
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 69394
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 66188
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 58382
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 68295
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 69526
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 61014
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 69154
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 74074
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 61416
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 72423
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 73329
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 68206

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