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 66940
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 64387
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 64354
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 139170
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 62869
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 56457
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 68317
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 65679
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 57731
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 67787
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 68745
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 60475
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 68234
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 73205
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 60728
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 71598
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 72506
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 67220

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