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 160695
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 86360
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 90868
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 120069
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 103419
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 89342
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 77699
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 76203
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 120190
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 79175
11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 93670
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 76629
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 110618
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 85639
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 68075
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 75399
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 92509
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 65478
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 88986
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 68462

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