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 69011
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 66602
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 66525
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 148673
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 64998
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 57790
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 71229
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 67081
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 59839
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 69270
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 71018
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 61958
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 70667
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 75646
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 62566
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 73779
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 74829
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 69844

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