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 162986
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 87186
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 92051
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 121561
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 104467
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 90201
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 78308
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 76775
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 121681
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 79782
11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 94559
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 77229
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 111939
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 86531
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 68486
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 75947
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 93597
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 65917
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 89824
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 69567

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