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 65598
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 63221
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 62966
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 135292
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 61641
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 55755
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 66707
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 64911
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 56653
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 66970
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 67502
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 59766
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 66853
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 71843
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 59664
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 70210
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 71238
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 65673

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