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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1 To Make Yourself Invisible aki 142075
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 81083
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 81944
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 110791
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 95516
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 83970
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 74518
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 71953
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 103309
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 75467

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