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The Wndsn Legend

Science and mythology of the Norseman.


Vegvisir

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The "Vegvisir" magical stave,[1] according to the Huld manuscript [2] is to guide people through rough weather. 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.

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The word "Vegvisir" is derived from two Icelandic words: veg and vĂ­sir. "Vegur" means road or path, and "Visir" stands for the word Guide.[3] The instruction given to this symbol has been translated as:

"If this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known or in unfamiliar surrounds."


See also:

References:

  1. Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols called Galdrastafir in Icelandic. 
  2. Vegvisir, Lukkustafir, Aegishjalmur and other symbols. Meanings, history and use. 
  3. Huld manuscript, see page 53.