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 156914
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 84768
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 88359
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 117478
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 100867
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 87802
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 76785
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 74802
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 117198
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 77959
11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 91573
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 75570
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 107623
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 84013
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 67299
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 74184
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 90265
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 64510
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 86560
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 66136

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