Icelandic magical staves
This page lists of the various symbols in the Icelandic magical staves group.
Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols called Galdrastafur in Icelandic, and are credited with magical effect preserved in various grimoires dating from the 17th century and later. According to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, the effects credited to most of the staves were very relevant to the average Icelanders of the time, who were mostly subsistence farmers and had to deal with harsh climatic conditions.
Symbols in this group:
Carved on the ends of barrels to prevent leaking.
So a girl loves a man.
For use on whetstones.
To dream of unfulfilled desires.
To kill an enemy's cattle.
A fertility rune.
One of the two shoe staves
One of the two shoe staves.
To open hills.
To prosper in trade and business.
To open a lock without a key.
To win in court.
A stave used when making necropants (nábrók), a pair of pants made from the skin of a dead man that are capable of producing an endless supply of money.
A lesser circle of protection.
To make your enemies afraid.
Butterknot, to ensure butter was procured through non-magical means.
Stafur gegn galdri
Staves against witchcraft.
Stafur til að vekja upp draug
To invoke ghosts and evil spirits.
To ward off foxes.
Valdemar's Protection Stave; increases favor and happiness.
Protection against drowning.
A Vegvísir (Icelandic 'sign post') is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather.
For luck in fishing.
Veldismagn is an Icelandic magical Bind Rune that is used to grant the wearer with protection against evil, and luck in having good health.
Helm of awe (or helm of terror); to induce fear and to protect against abuse of power.
For use against thieves.
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