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 114141
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 70971
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 68530
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 94058
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 82633
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 73665
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 66800
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 64130
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 80731
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 67439

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