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 71938
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 83608
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 73575
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 69287
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 75550
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 81299
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 68441
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 81814
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 87096
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 70398
41 Angurgapi Strandagaldur 84442
42 Að stilla alla reiði Strandagaldur 85216
43 To get a girl Strandagaldur 82052

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