Galdrakver (‘Little Book Of Magic’) The ‘Little Book Of Magic’ is a seventeenth-century Icelandic manuscript, written on animal skin and containing magical staves, sigils, prayers, charms and related texts.
Vegvisir ("the viking compass"). It is said that if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known. It is encircled by protection runes. This would be a cool tattoo.
Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols credited with magical effect preserved in various grimoires dating from the century and later. According to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft, the effects credited to most of the staves.