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 71402
32 Hólastafur Strandagaldur 82701
33 Gegn heimakomu Strandagaldur 73043
34 Wrestling magic Strandagaldur 68564
35 Galdratöluskip Strandagaldur 75058
36 Magic sign Feingur Strandagaldur 80532
37 To Win in Court Strandagaldur 67852
38 Killing rune Strandagaldur 80873
39 Draumstafir Strandagaldur 86245
40 Sharpening staves Strandagaldur 69688

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