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 70864
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 68521
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 68239
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 153539
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 66453
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 59194
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 73470
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 68205
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 61322
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 70387
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 73144
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 62945
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 72590
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 77873
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 64025
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 75473
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 76648
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 71883

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