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 66120
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 63641
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 63527
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 136792
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 62115
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 56021
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 67293
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 65208
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 57057
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 67310
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 67965
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 60010
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 67417
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 72378
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 60061
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 70772
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 71721
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 66266

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