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Flag TonyCoyote October 14, 2007 3:03 PM EDT
Argh! I just spent about 2 and a half hours typing out a huge post with all of the books I could think of (with links to Amazon.com or any other place they can be bought) as well as all of the websites I could think of, only to have it devoured when a "this post is too long" page came up and I hit the back button to fix it. Anyway, expect another grand effort later, but until then post all of the helpful books/websites that you would suggest to any newbie or curious poster that may happen by. Hopefully we can sticky this thread so that we won't have to bump it repeatedly (although I'm not sure how to do that, I'll try checking "stick this thread after posting" and see if that works.)

Uuela,

Tony
Flag DAH54 October 14, 2007 3:13 PM EDT
I strongly suggest that you highlight any post you are about to submit and copy the entire post before making a post. There is a bug in some of the text editors that will delete a significant part of your post on the first attempt to post. If it happens then simply hit the edit button and paste your copied post over the truncated version and this time it ***should*** take.
Flag TonyCoyote October 15, 2007 11:06 AM EDT
Yeah, I figured that's what I should of done, unfortunately not until after it happened though. Heh.

Uuela,

Uuillhelm Lat
Flag Habukberht_Lat October 15, 2007 1:03 PM EDT
Tony, the deletions seem to also happen after using an alt code, and as alt codes are in most of the titles of the books we have.. that might be an issue.

I'll start by suggesting  "Layers in the Well: A thiodisk history of the Saxon peoples" by Ermund Aldarman of the Sahsisk Thiod.  You can find copies at our sight.. www.sahsisk.org.
Also, Eric Woedening's "We are our Deeds"
just a quick two while I work... i'll throw some more out later.
Flag TonyCoyote October 16, 2007 10:59 AM EDT
(The underlined parts after the sources are links to where one can find the sources for sale or free.)

First/Second-hand Sources:


The Poetic Edda, Larrington Translation. At Amazon.com

The Poetic Edda, Bellows Translation. At Amazon.com

The Poetic Edda, Hollander Translation. At Amazon.com

The Prose Edda, Faulkes Translation. At Amazon.com

The Prose Edda, Byock Translation. At Amazon.com

The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. At Amazon.com

Njal's Saga, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

The Saga of the Volsungs, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

Eyrbyggja Saga, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

Laxdaela Saga, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

Orkneyinga Saga, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

The Saga of the Jomsvikings, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

Heimskringla, Snorri Sturluson. At Amazon.com

The Nibelungenlied, Penguin Classics. At Amazon.com

The History of the Danes, Books I-IX, Saxo Grammaticus. At Amazon.com

History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen, Adam of Bremen. At Amazon.com

History of the Lombards, the Deacon Paul. At Amazon.com

A History of the Franks, Gregory of Tours. At Amazon.com

Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Bede. At Amazon.com

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Ingram translation. At Amazon.com

The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology, Lee M. Hollander. (includes Beowulf, Dream of the Rood, and many other sources from Anglo-Saxon England) At Amazon.com

The Agricola and the Germania, Tacitus. At Amazon.com

The Conquest of Gaul, Julius Caesar. At Amazon.com

The Heliand, Murphy translation. At Amazon.com
Flag TonyCoyote October 16, 2007 11:08 AM EDT
(All underlined parts after the sources are links to where one can find the sources online for sale or free.)

Third-hand sources


The Barbarians Speak: How the Conquered Peoples Shaped Roman Europe, Peter S. Wells. At Amazon.com

The Roman Empire and its Germanic Peoples, Herwig Wolfram. At Amazon.com

Dictionary of Northern Mythology, Rudolf Simek. At Amazon.com

Norse Mythology: A Guide to Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs, John Lindow. At Amazon.com

Nordic Religions in the Viking Age, Thomas DuBois. At Amazon.com

The Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis-Davidson. At Amazon.com

Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions
, H.R. Ellis-Davidson. At Amazon.com

Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis-Davidson. At Amazon.com

The Road to Hel: A Study of the Conception of the Dead in Old Norse Literature
, H.R. Ellis-Davidson. Available Online Here

Myth and Religion of the North: The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia, E.O.G. Turville-Petre. At Amazon.com

The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture, Paul C. Bauschatz. At Amazon.com

Gods of the Ancient Northmen, Georges Dumezil. At Amazon.com

Teutonic Mythology, Jakob Grimm. At Amazon.com

The Mead-Hall: The Feasting Tradition in Anglo-Saxon England, Stephen Pollington. At Amazon.com

Our Troth: Volume One, Kveldulf Gundarsson. At Amazon.com

Our Troth: Volume Two, Kveldulf Gundarsson. At Amazon.com

Essential Asatru, Diana Paxson. At Amazon.com

The Nature of Asatru: An Overview of the Ideals and Philosophy of the Indigenous Religion of Northern Europe, Mark Puryear. At Amazon.com

Living Asatru, Greg "Dux" Shetler. At Amazon.com

Hammer of the Gods: Anglo-Saxon Paganism in Modern Times, Swain Wodening. At Amazon.com

Germanic Heathenry: A Practical Guide, James Hjuka Coulter. At Amazon.com

Theodisc Geleafa "The Belief of the Tribe:" A Handbook on Germanic Heathenry and Theodish Belief, Swain Wodening. At Amazon.com

We Are Our Deeds: The Elder Heathenry Its Ethic and Thew, Eric Wodening. At Amazon.com

Layers in the Well: A Thiodisk History of the Saxon Peoples, Ermund Aldarman. At Cafepress.com
Flag TonyCoyote October 16, 2007 11:12 AM EDT
Websites

Asatru Folk Assembly

The Troth

The Asatru Alliance

Irminen Gesellschaft

The Odinic Rite

The Northvegr Foundation

Sahsisk Thiod

Axenthof Thiad

Miercinga Theod

Englatheod

New Anglia Fellowship

Geferraeden Fyrnsidu

Anglo-Saxon Heathenism

Viking Answer Lady

That's all I can think of at the moment, feel free to add anything else you think needs adding. Also, this list is in no way an endorsement of every group, author, etc. listed, I only tried to evenly represent the various sources that are most commonly used in modern Heathenry.
Flag Sacrificialgoddess October 16, 2007 11:29 AM EDT
Thanks for this, Tony!  Very helpful!
Flag TonyCoyote October 16, 2007 1:12 PM EDT
No problem at all.
Flag paksmrbk October 16, 2007 2:08 PM EDT
Thanks so much, Tony - especially for breaking the sources down into categories - paks
Flag TonyCoyote October 16, 2007 2:20 PM EDT
Glad you find it helpful. Are the links obvious enough, or should I edit the posts to make them more obviously links?
Flag paksmrbk October 16, 2007 10:12 PM EDT
It might be nice to simply state at the beginning of the link list that each of the websites are direct links or some such.  I mean, once I hovered my cursor over the links, I figured it out, but a staement may be helpful for newer folks...
Flag Sakhaiva October 17, 2007 8:13 PM EDT
Wow - excellent resource!  From a new person ~ many thanks for your time.
Flag TonyCoyote October 17, 2007 8:30 PM EDT
Glad I could be of help, and welcome to the boards!
Flag lisanofzinger October 18, 2007 7:18 PM EDT
Thanks, Tony, for all the book titles and organizations.  I am in the process of getting most of the books.  I especially like Diana Paxson's Essential Asatru.  It contains a lot of contact info for heathen organizations as well as a good bibliography.

Another book I found helpful is Exploring the Northern Tradition by Galina Krasskova (New Page Books, 2005).  I bought it at Schuler Books, an independent bookstore in Michigan but it may be available at Amazon or through Barnes and Noble.  It's another Asatru 101 book.  I like Paxson's book a bit better but found this book of use as well.

Lisa
Flag Drknss October 19, 2007 5:57 PM EDT
Hi everyone.

I figured I'd give a helping hand. Here are some books that have helped me over time.

1. "Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend" By:  Andrew Orchard. At Amazon

2. "Culture of the Teutons Vols 1-3" By: Vilhelm Gronbech. At Ballantrae Reprint

3. "Ibn Fadlan's Travel Report As it Concerns the Scandinavian Rus" Intro and Commentary By: Stephen E. Flowers. Runa Raven Press

4. "The Magical Universe: Everyday Ritual and Magic in Pre-Modern Europe" By: Stephen Wilson (It's content is about after the conversion but I think it's still a good books.) At Amazon

5. "Popular religion in late Saxon England : elf charms in context" By:  Karen Louise Jolly At Amazon

6. "Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic Series, Vol 15)" By:  Reimund Kvideland At Amazon

7. "Shaman of Oberstdorf : Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the phantoms of the night" By:  Wolfgang Behringer At Amazon

8. "Tribal Custom in Anglo-Saxon Law" By: Frederic Seebohm At Amazon

9. "Well and the Tree : world and time in early Germanic culture" By:  Paul C. Bauschatz At Books On Demand ( I know Tony already posted this one but it's worth posting again.)

Take care. :)
Flag Drknss November 11, 2007 2:19 AM EST
Hi everyone.

I just ran across this nice little ebook and figured I'd post it. It might not be for newbies but I figured others would find it useful.

Here's the link. A Grammar of Proto-German By: Winfred P. Lehmann

Take care. :)
Flag OldeBones December 11, 2007 3:44 PM EST
I like to try and add a few books to my collection every month or so.  I'm currently eyeballing  Santa, Last of the Wild Men by Phyllis Siefker  and  Lady with a Mead Cup by Michael J. Enright.
Flag Drknss December 11, 2007 5:22 PM EST
[QUOTE]I like to try and add a few books to my collection every month or so. I'm currently eyeballing Santa, Last of the Wild Men by Phyllis Siefker and Lady with a Mead Cup by Michael J. Enright[/QUOTE]

I'm glad you mentioned Lady with a Mead Cup OldeBones.

I completely forgot to announce. A member at another forum announced the other day. Lady with a Mead cup has been reprinted by FourCourtsPress.

There is a limited number of copies (about 150) and if you order a copy for a limited time. You get a free copy of another book. By some author about a modern Irish artist.

Here's the link: FourCourtsPress.

When I ordered my copy the price came out to about $125.

I waited acouple of days because like a said. A member of another forum announced it. Since he announced it for that forum. So that the members there could get a copy. I figured I'd wait acouple of days to give them a chance to get their copies.

Anyways. Take care. :)

P.S. By the way. Welcome to the forums OldeBones.
Flag OldeBones December 11, 2007 11:01 PM EST
[QUOTE=Drknss;132300]I'm glad you mentioned Lady with a Mead Cup OldeBones.


P.S. By the way. Welcome to the forums OldeBones.[/QUOTE]

Thanks Much!  Glad to be here, hoping to meet new people to YAK with!     : )

And yes, too good of a read to pass up!  I'm still waiting for the 1st book to arrive and getting impatient.
Flag Northernwolf84 January 1, 2008 4:46 PM EST
Can i suggest the following: Elves,Wights and Trolls: Studies towards the practise of Germanic Heathenry:vol 1 by Kveldulf Gundarsson

I got my copy from Amazon.co.uk -worth a read :)
Flag Drknss March 3, 2008 5:50 AM EST
Hi everyone.

I found this ebook on another forum, I just joined. So I viked the link and brought it here. LOL!

KINDRED AND CLAN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND AFTER: A STUDY IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE TEUTONIC RACES

I've read the preface, intro and first chapter. I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.

Take Care. :)
Flag Swain_Wodening March 4, 2008 11:31 AM EST
[QUOTE=Drknss;328811]Hi everyone.

I found this ebook on another forum, I just joined. So I viked the link and brought it here. LOL!

KINDRED AND CLAN IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND AFTER: A STUDY IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF THE TEUTONIC RACES

I've read the preface, intro and first chapter. I'm liking what I'm seeing so far.

Take Care. :)[/QUOTE]

The title alone is enough to make me want to read it.
Flag Drknss March 5, 2008 5:05 AM EST
[QUOTE]The title alone is enough to make me want to read it[/QUOTE]

I agree, I didn't get a chance, tonight to pick up where I left off. But I can't wait to read more. I've also gleaned acouple of other interesting books from the authors notes. At the end of the pages.

Well it's late. Take Care. :)
Flag Drknss March 5, 2008 2:52 PM EST
Found some more books that everyone might be interested in.

German Culture Past and Present(1854-1926)


A Middle High German Primer
Third Edition


The Relation of the Hrolfs Saga Kraka and the Bjarkarimur to Beowulf
A Contribution To The History Of Saga Development In England And The
Scandinavian Countries


I haven't had a chance to glance threw these yet. I just did a quick search before I left for work.

Take Care. :)
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 3:55 PM EDT
The Agricola and Germania, Tacitus
A History of The Vikings, Gwyn Jones
The Normans and Their Myth, R.H.C. Davis
Shield Maidens and Peace Weavers: Women in Early English Society, Kathleen Herbert
The Cult of Othin, H.M. Chadwick
Nid, Ergi, and Old Norse Moral Attitudes, Folke Strom
The Golden Bough. Sir James Frazier (wasn't quite sure where to put it, lol)
The Vikings and America, Erik Wahlgren
An Illustrated Viking Voyage: Retracing Leif Ericksson's Journey in an Authentic Viking Knarr, W. Hodding Carter; photos by Russel Kaye
The Vikings: Life, Myth, and Art, Tony Allan
Look Into the Past: The Normans, Peter Chrisp (children's)
Great Civilisations: The Vikings, Brenda Ralph Lewis, illus. by Ronald Jackson (children's)
Viking Age Iceland, Jesse Byock
Medieval Iceland, Jesse Byock
The Norsemen in the Viking Age, Eric Christiansen
Vikings! Magnus Magnusson
The Normans Trevor Rowley
1066: The Year of the Conquest, David Howarth

~Boar
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 3:56 PM EDT
EDDAS & SAGAS:

Poetic Edda, Larrington trans.
Poetic Edda, Mythological Poems. Bellows trans.
Prose Edda, Snorri Sturlson, Jean I. Young trans.
Beowulf, Seamus Heaney trans.
Sagas of the Icelanders, Penguin edition with Jane Smiley preface
Saga of the Volsungs, Jesse L. Byock trans.
Njal's Saga, Magnusson/Palsson trans.
Njal's Saga, Hollander trans.
Prose Edda, Byock trans.
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 3:57 PM EDT
MYTHOLOGY & MYTHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Roles of the Northern Goddes, HRED
Gods & Myths of the Viking Age, HRED
Looking for the Lost Gods of England, Kathleen Herbert
Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1-4, Grimm
Dictionary of Northern Mythology, Simek
The Mead Hall, Pollington
A Piece of Horse Liver, Adalsteinsson
God and Myths of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis Davidson
Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe, H.R. Ellis Davidson
Scandinavian Mythology, H.R. Ellis Davidson
The Road to Hel, H.R. Ellis Davidson
Hammer of the North, Magnus Magnusson
Nordic Gods and Heroes, Padraic Colum
Myths of the Norsemen, H.A. Guerber
The Norse Myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 3:58 PM EDT
"Historical" interest only . . . none of these or any others are actually recommended:

ASATRU & HEATHENRY

Germanic Spirituality, Bil Linzie
Teutonic Religion. Kvedulf Gundarsson
A Way Forward: The Circle of the Nation & Germanic Heathen Common and Tribal Law, Bodvar Asbjornsson (downloaded, printed, and put in binder)
Bits of Heathenry I & II, compiled by Lonnie Aracos of Gamall-Stein Hearth
A Book of Troth, Edred Thorsson
The Rites of Odin, Ed *snerk* Fitch
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 4:00 PM EDT
RUNES

Northern Mysteries & Magick, Freya Aswynn
Teutonic Magic, Kvedulf Gundarsson
Nordic Runes, Paul Rhys Mountfort
The Rune Poem, Jim Paul
The History of the Runes, Nigel Pennick
Futhark, Edred Thorsson
The Nine Doors of Midgard, Edred Thorsson
Northern Magic, Edred Thorsson
Rune Might, Edred Thorsson
Runecaster's Handbook, Edred Thorsson
Rudiments of Runelore, Pollington

. . . the Pollington and Mountfort are the only ones I actually recommend.

All for now, Boar
Flag boars_heart March 9, 2008 11:05 PM EDT
Just an addendum . . . from the modern list, these two I actually DO recommend:

Germanic Spirituality, Bil Linzie

A Way Forward: The Circle of the Nation & Germanic Heathen Common and Tribal Law, Bodvar Asbjornsson (downloaded, printed, and put in binder)

You can find both online for free.
Flag Drknss March 10, 2008 9:22 PM EDT
Hail Boars Heart!!!

It's good to see you posting here again.

Take Care. :)
Flag TonyCoyote April 26, 2008 11:39 AM EDT
Just came across a free book on Google Books:

The Religion of the Teutons by Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye (what a name!)

Haven't read it yet, but it looks interesting, at the very least from a historical academics stance.

Uuela!
Flag ravenscraft April 26, 2008 4:40 PM EDT
nice find tony. I'm reading over it now. thanks.
Flag ravenscraft May 6, 2008 7:33 PM EDT
So a while back I came across cafepress.com when searching the Wodensdag website. They are a large internet store that allows folks to sell personalized products. At first i was a little skeptical, seeing as most of their shirts were extremely cheesy (lots of Odin university shirts and "your god was nailed to a cross and mine carried a hammer". ). i wasnt sure how decent their shirt printing would turn out. i finally decided to make a purchase last week and picked up a couple of tees. the quality seems really nice, and the printing is well done.

just thought i'd give anyone who hadn't seen these sites a heads up. cafepress takes a bit of searching to weed out the silly stuff, but there are some good products.

http://www.cafepress.com/

and Wodansdag has some nice hand crafted Thor's Hammer.

https://wodanesdag.com/pp-shirt.html
Flag ravenscraft May 6, 2008 7:33 PM EDT
So a while back I came across cafepress.com when searching the Wodensdag website. They are a large internet store that allows folks to sell personalized products. At first i was a little skeptical, seeing as most of their shirts were extremely cheesy (lots of Odin university shirts and "your god was nailed to a cross and mine carried a hammer". ). i wasnt sure how decent their shirt printing would turn out. i finally decided to make a purchase last week and picked up a couple of tees. the quality seems really nice, and the printing is well done.

just thought i'd give anyone who hadn't seen these sites a heads up. cafepress takes a bit of searching to weed out the silly stuff, but there are some good products.

http://www.cafepress.com/

and Wodansdag has some nice hand crafted Thor's Hammer.

https://wodanesdag.com/pp-shirt.html
Flag Gendenwitha October 29, 2008 10:21 PM EDT
Curious if anyone else has read The Saxon Chronicles Series by Bernard Cornwell?  I read The Last Kingdom before I started college and had to wait three years before I finished school and had time to read the rest. (Even on my breaks I was trying to get ahead on the next quarter's reading list.) Now I've gone through The Pale Horseman and Lords of the North in a couple days and am in the queue for Sword Song at the library. (Oh, how I love being out of school!) They're historical fiction, and deal more with England than Scandinavia, but it's still refreshing to have a main character that wears a Thor's hammer and mocks Christianity.
Flag giertruidis December 5, 2008 6:48 PM EST
Someone emailed me this link

http://vsnrweb-publications.org.uk/

It looks pretty interesting
Flag Hyacinth68 December 11, 2008 10:46 AM EST
This is an awesome list of things and places...thank you.
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