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 78782
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 75499
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 76383
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 177925
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 87675
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 71716
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 83211
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 73363
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 68940
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 75335
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 80952
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 68209
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 81398
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 86723
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 70106
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 84037
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 84804
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 81500

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