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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31 Trade Clincher Strandagaldur 71530
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 82955
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 73192
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 68726
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 75197
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 80728
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 68000
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 81073
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 86472
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 69844
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 83785
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 84542
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 81190

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