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 82205
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 71040
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 87983
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 76327
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 64405
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 65514
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 76584
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 60822
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 67901
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 58148

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