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 157138
2 A Fishing Stave Strandagaldur 84845
3 Butterknot - tilberi Strandagaldur 88476
4 Helm of Awe Strandagaldur 117558
5 Ægishjálmarnir níu Strandagaldur 100952
6 If unclean is around Strandagaldur 87849
7 If a cow's milk is bloody Strandagaldur 76810
8 To break a horse leg Strandagaldur 74878
9 To avoid ghosts and evil spirits Strandagaldur 117334
10 So your ewes have twins Strandagaldur 78003
11 To win a girl Strandagaldur 91662
12 Blood-oxen - Earth-oxen Strandagaldur 75598
13 Increasing power Strandagaldur 107832
14 The Sigil of Salomon Strandagaldur 84058
15 If your livestock is prone to accidents Strandagaldur 67323
16 To prevent theft Strandagaldur 74237
17 Against all Magic Strandagaldur 90346
18 For mowing Strandagaldur 64620
19 The Rings of Charlemagne Strandagaldur 86660
20 Against foxbite Strandagaldur 66235

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