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Veldismagn is an Icelandic magical Bind Rune that is used to grant the wearer with protection against evil, and luck in having good health.

Veldismagn is an ancient Icelandic magical sigil meaning 'to give power and strength' ('veldi': power; 'magna': to strengthen). Traditionally drawn out in blood on the chest, it was used for protection, luck, health, and the safe return from travels, so that "Nothing evil will harm you, and whole and healthy will you come back home, whether travelling by land or sea".

Linden (Tilia) was a sacred tree to the ancient Norse and Germanic people, who associated it with Freyja, goddess of love and beauty. The bark of the wood has been left in its natural state.

Icelandic magical staves, or 'Galdrastafir' are runic symbols shamanically designed to control the elements, increase energy, or influence developments. They were traditionally inscribed or painted onto objects, doors, clothing and vessels as magical talismans and charms.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Veldismagn is part of the Icelandic magical staves group.

More symbols in Icelandic magical staves:

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 t… read more »

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  • Maria Warner
    Maria Warner
    This symbol is Vegvisir not the Veldismagn. Need to get the correct picture up. Wish i could post correct picture.
    LikeReply 94 years ago
  • Samuel Martusen
    Samuel Martusen
    The symbol in the picture is actually the Vegvisir, which was meant to protect you in your travels. Get your facts straight
    LikeReply 185 years ago
    • John Templeton
      John Templeton
      I noticed that also
      LikeReply 45 years ago
    • Mathias Rottiers
      Mathias Rottiers
      Vegvisir though nice is a bindrune with no historic sources. The vegvisir rune is NEVER mentioned in or on things from the viking, icelandic, gerlanic rune-time
      LikeReply 15 years ago
    • Bauglir
      Vegvisir are a galdrastafir, not a bind-rune. Same for Veldismagn.
      LikeReply 13 years ago
  • Tomas Hrafnasen
    Tomas Hrafnasen
    What kind of blood was used to draw this on the chest? It would help a lot more to know this little detail.
    LikeReply6 years ago
    • Shane Hillard
      Shane Hillard
      LikeReply 15 years ago


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