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Barbarian Rites
H.P. Hassenfratz PhD, Inner Traditions softcover, 164 pages. A comprehensive guide to the ancient religious and cultural rites of the Norse/Germanic people during the Bronze Age. This is the most complete and thorough compendium on the subject ever!
Poetic Edda
Carolyne Larrington translation. Oxford Press softcover, 326 pages. This new translation of the ancient wisdom and tales of the Gods and Goddesses has been loudly acclaimed for it's easy to read and comprehend language which remains true to the Icelandic to English meanings long used by the early translators. Extensive footnotes.
Viking Age Iceland
Jesse Byock, Penguin softcover, 448 pages. This is the latest offering in a series of books written by Byock about the Saga Era of Iceland. Byock, who is familiar with modern Asatru and supportive of our ways, offers a comprehensive acocunt of the settlement of Iceland and the development of the Gothar Republic, as well as presenting extensive coverage of the mechanics of early Icelandic culture. Personally I have gained a great deal from this work and I highly recommend it to all students of the Northern Folkways.
Saga of King Hrolf Kraki
Byock translation, Penguin Classics softcover, 99 pages. A saga about a Danish King who lived during the Golden Age of Asatru and worshipped Odin Sigfather. Includes a generous, informative introduction by Byock.
Northern Mysteries and Magic
Freya Aswynn, Llewellyn Publications. Softcover, 251 pages. This runic text is written from the unique perspective of a female vitki who has an international following. This the the expanded version fot he original Leaves of Yggdrasil written by Aswynn in 1988 and covers even more detail of the runes, esoteric magic and the lessons learned from the Havamal and the Eddas.
The Secret of the Runes
Guido Von List, Destiny Books. Edited and translated with an extensive introduction by Dr. Stephen Flowers. Written by one of the true rune masters of the early twentieth century. This book offers an introduction to List's basic ideas and sets a firm foundation for modern runic study based on the younger futhark and the 18 Armanen system. Softcover, 14 pages.
Northern Magic - Rune Mysteries and Shamanism.
Llewellyn Publications, Edred Thorsson. A companion volume to Futhark. This book takes you to the next level of runic studies discussing runic Galdor, rune casting, Hexology, seith magic, plus basic background information on the Gods and Goddesses of Asatru. I would recommend this volume to the medium to advanced student of runic tradition and lore. Softcover, 246 pages.
Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic
Edred Thorsson, Samuel Weiser, softcover. Written by the leading authority on the runes today. This book is the rune magic primer. Richly illustrated and well put together, this text is a must for an Asatru library. 153 pages
The Northern Crusades
Christiansen, Penguin History, softcover, 287 pages. Theconverted military and economic campaign launched against the last of the Heathen tribes of Northern Europe which lasted for hundreds of years and inflicted hundreds of thousands of casualities. This heroic tale of the heroism of the Polish and Lithuanian peoples is a must-read.
Vinland Saga
Paulsson & Magnusson translation, Penguin softcover. This important saga recounts the tale of the discovery and colonization of both Greenland and Vinland. This is probably the most studied and debated of all the sagas. It is certainly the most readable and studied and debated of all the sagas.
King Harald's Saga
Snorri Sturluson, Penguin Classices softcover, 180 pages. Recounts the life and exploits of the previer Viking Warrior King.
The Rituals of Asatru volume One - Major Blots
A detailed guide to blots in honor of Odin, Thor, Frey, Freya, Tyr, Firgga, Balder, and the Alfar.
Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri
Martin S. Regal and Judy Quinn translation, 247 pages. At last in print, on of the most talked about Sagas, which is quite descriptive of the old ways of the Asatru of Iceland. You will learn of blood oaths, murder, revenge, and yet mor murder and revenge. The saga covers the lives of several enerations of the Western Fjords as well as maps and narratives of ancient customs and religious belief.
Our Fathers' Godsaga: Retold for the Young
Victory Ryberg, iuniverse softcover, 224 pages. An epic introduction to Norse mythology written by one of the most respected writers of Odin's Nation. Written for youngsters to understand, this is a useful introduction to the Eddas for our children that you can find. This book is richly illustrated and contains stories ranging from the creation to Ragnarok.
Eyrbyggia Saga
Palsson translation, Penguin Classics softcover, 179 pages. One of the finest existing sagas for its' descriptions of pre-Christian Icelandic customs and practices. This saga relates tales of many heroic deeds, and the men and women who shaped the Icelandic sagascape.
The Sagas of the Icelanders
Various authors, Dover Press softcover, 848 pages. A collection of 18 Icelandic Sagas offerd by different translators. This is an enormous compliation of the finest literature in the Northern World. It also contains an inclusive reference on Icelandic history and customs as well as an Old Norse dictionary.
Outreach Leaflet assortment
Wonderful assortment of brochures suitable for distribution at festivals:
  • Why Asatru?
  • Greetings to Sol
  • Runic Correspondences
  • We Follow the Gods and Goddesses of Asatru
  • Invocation to Freya
  • The Hammersign
  • The Virtues of Asatru
  • Old Norse Vocabulary List
  • Thorrablot
The Nibelungenlied
Hatto translation, Penguin Classics softcover, 403 pages. This heroic tale of Seigfreid of the Volsungs is back in print! This book is/was the basis for Wagner's Ring Cycle. A wonderful tale that begs to be read again and again.
Teutonic Mythology, Volume 1
Jacob Grimm, Forgotten Books, softcover 438 pages. This highly respected work was Grimm's effort to correlate Germanic mythology with Scandinavian mythology. Grimm commanded a wide enough view of language and history to describe our Germanic worldview ranging from the Danube to Iceland and the Artic Circle to the Alps.
The Rituals of Asatru Volume Two - Seasonal Festivals
Designed to be used in conjunction with the blots outlined in Volume One, This volume contains rites for the eight seasonal festivals that mark the progress of the year.
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