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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11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 94421
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 77120
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 111689
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 86397
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 68412
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 75849
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 93464
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 65845
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 89716
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 69360

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