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This is the Norse protection symbol called Vegvísir. Icelandic word: ‘guidepost’;‘direction sign’. In modern popular culture often called Runic Compass or See the Way. This symbol is from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’). The origin of this type of witchcraft is difficult to ascertain: to some extent it derives from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism. Vegvísir was drawn on one’s forehead with blood to prevent a person from getting lost.

This is the Norse protection symbol called Vegvísir. Icelandic word: ‘guidepost’;‘direction sign’. In modern popular culture often called Runic Compass or See the Way. This symbol is from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’). The origin of this type of witchcraft is difficult to ascertain: to some extent it derives from medieval mysticism and renaissance occultism. Vegvísir was drawn on one’s forehead with blood to prevent a person from getting lost.

The Icelandic word Vegvísir literally means ‘guidepost’ or ‘sign pointing out directions’. It is said the bearer will never stay lost, and will always find their way. This symbol is a late Icelandic charm taken from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’), which contains many such galdrastafir or magickal charms.

The Icelandic word Vegvísir literally means ‘guidepost’ or ‘sign pointing out directions’. It is said the bearer will never stay lost, and will always find their way. This symbol is a late Icelandic charm taken from the 17th century Icelandic grimoire called Galdrabók (‘magic book’), which contains many such galdrastafir or magickal charms.

Sigil Magic: Vegvisir,  the icelandic compass to find your way

Sigil Magic: Vegvisir, the icelandic compass to find your way

A Vegvísir is an Icelandic magical stave.  “if this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known”.

A Vegvísir is an Icelandic magical stave. “if this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known”.

Some people just want small tattoos of symbols because they simply don’t want to commit to large tattoos and they wanna keep them personal… so here are some rad ones that we can suggest. ;) Choose what resonates with your personality among these cute & small symbol tattoos that are small in size but BIG…

Some people just want small tattoos of symbols because they simply don’t want to commit to large tattoos and they wanna keep them personal… so here are some rad ones that we can suggest. ;) Choose what resonates with your personality among these cute & small symbol tattoos that are small in size but BIG…

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Nordo-Celtic knot symbolizing the Drakkar longships paired with the central Icelandic Vegvisir ("sign post"), which is a type of late medieval bind-rune that was a magic sigil to prevent the bearer from getting "lost in the storm". The Vegvisir is often erroneously identified as a Viking-age rune.

Veldismagn, Icelandic Rune, Protection Symbol

Veldismagn, Icelandic Rune, Protection Symbol

chaosophia218:  Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols 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 substitence farmers and had to deal with harsh climatic conditions.

chaosophia218: Icelandic magical staves (sigils) are symbols 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 substitence farmers and had to deal with harsh climatic conditions.

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