Essential Reading List

This is a list complied and endorsed by the American Asatru Association to help readers gather a list of books to begin or walk the path of Asatru.

Prose Edda
by Snorri Sturluson (Anthony Faulkes translation)
http://www.amazon.com/Edda-Everymans-Library-Snorri-Sturluson/dp/0460876163/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377879914&sr=8-1&keywords=edda+faulks

The Poetic Edda (aka the Elder Edda)
by  Various(Bellows translation)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Poetic-Edda-Heroic-Editions/dp/0486460215/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1377879980&sr=8-5&keywords=poetic+edda

Teutonic Religion: Folk Beliefs & Practices of the Northern Tradition
by Kveldulf Gundarsson
http://www.amazon.com/Teutonic-Religion-Practices-Tradition-Llewellyns/dp/0875422608/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380558755&sr=8-1&keywords=teutonic+religion

Exploring The Northern Tradition: A Guide To The Gods, Lore, Rites And Celebrations From The Norse, German And Anglo-saxon Traditions
 by Galina Krasskova
http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Northern-Tradition-Celebrations-Anglo-saxon/dp/1564147916/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377879716&sr=1-11&keywords=asatru

Frey God of the World
by Ann Groa
http://www.amazon.com/Frey-God-World-Ann-Sheffield/dp/1435701089/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394639950&sr=1-1&keywords=frey+god+of+the+world

A History of Vikings
by Gywn Jones
http://www.amazon.com/History-Vikings-Gwyn-Jones/dp/0192801341/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394639968&sr=1-2&keywords=frey+god+of+the+world

Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism
by Diana L. Paxson and Isaac Bonewits
http://www.amazon.com/Essential-Asatru-Walking-Norse-Paganism/dp/0806527080/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377879603&sr=1-1&keywords=asatru

Living Asatru
by Greg Shetler
http://www.amazon.com/Living-Asatru-Greg-Shetler/dp/1591099110/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377879636&sr=1-2&keywords=asatru

Asatru for Beginners
by Erin Lale
http://www.amazon.com/Asatru-Beginners-Erin-Lale/dp/1448961491/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377879695&sr=1-4&keywords=asatru

Our Troth Volume 1: History and Lore
by Kveldulf Gundarsson
http://www.amazon.com/Our-Troth-History-Kveldulf-Gundarsson/dp/1419635980/ref=sr_1_14?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377879744&sr=1-14&keywords=asatru

Our Troth Volume 2: Living the Troth
by Kveldulf Gundarsson
http://www.amazon.com/Our-Troth-Living-Kveldulf-Gundarsson/dp/1419636146/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Ways of Asatru
by Michael J. Smith(this one is free)
http://www.aren.org/prison/documents/Asatru/ways.pdf

The Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
by Kevin Crossley-Holland
http://www.amazon.com/Norse-Myths-Pantheon-Folklore-Library/dp/0394748468/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378045573&sr=8-1&keywords=norse+myths

Asatru Book of Days
by Bryan Wilton
http://www.amazon.com/Asatru-Book-Days-Bryan-Wilton/dp/1492180068/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394639566&sr=8-1&keywords=asatru+book+of+days

The Terrible One’s Horse: Revealing Secrets of Norse Myth
by August Hunt
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1480087033/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=OXEIWAUTYJ8E&coliid=I16JSX5OJXEMZ1

In the Morning of Time: The Story of Norse God Balder
(contains fictional accounts intertwined with the myths)
by Cynthia King
http://www.amazon.com/Morning-Time-Story-Norse-Balder/dp/1440180466/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394639787&sr=1-11&keywords=cynthia+king

Hearth and Field: A Heathen Prayer Book
by Hester Butler-Ehle
https://www.amazon.com/Hearth-Field-Heathen-Prayer-Book/dp/1105741869/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748456&sr=8-1&keywords=heathen+prayer

A Piece of Horse Liver: Myth, Ritual, and Folklore in Old Icelandic Sources
by Jon Hnefill Adalsteinsson
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=A+piece+of+horse+liver

Embracing Heathenry
by Larisa Hunter
https://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Heathenry-Larisa-Hunter-ebook/dp/B00HMUUR68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748725&sr=8-1&keywords=embracing+heathenry#navbar

Lady with a Mead Cup
by Michael J Enright
https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Mead-Cup-prophecy-lordship/dp/1846824281/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748898&sr=8-1&keywords=lady+with+a+mead+cup

Road to Hel 
by H.R. Ellis-Davidson
https://www.amazon.com/Road-Hel-Study-Conception-Literature/dp/110763234X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748941&sr=8-1&keywords=road+to+hel

Also available free in PDF Format:
http://www.germanicmythology.com/scholarship/road_to_hel.pdf

Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germnic Heathenry Vol. 1
by Kveldulf Gundarsson
https://www.amazon.com/Elves-Wights-Trolls-Practice-Heathenry/dp/0595421652/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467748999&sr=8-1&keywords=elves%2C+wights

Culture of the Teutons
by Vilheim Gronbech
https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Teutons-Volumes-Vilhelm-Gr%C3%B6nbech/dp/1452811334/ref=pd_sim_14_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51Z0y2hWv6L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR212%2C320_&psc=1&refRID=DBYC995XW8D1CP5ACAXQ

Germania
by Tacitus
https://www.amazon.com/Germania-Tacitus/dp/1463698747/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=X214WQMWM6P7KFDZRB2Y

More coming soon!


 

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