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 64820
27 Rosahringur minni Strandagaldur 62415
28 Óttastafur Strandagaldur 61915
29 Stave for Necropants Strandagaldur 131068
30 Lockbreaker Strandagaldur 60708
31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 55287
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 65558
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 64400
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 55903
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 66419
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 66590
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 59253
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 65943
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 70844
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 58900
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 69232
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 70479
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 64646

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