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)

The Poetic Edda (aka the Elder Edda)
by  Various(Bellows translation)

Teutonic Religion: Folk Beliefs & Practices of the Northern Tradition
by Kveldulf Gundarsson

Exploring The Northern Tradition: A Guide To The Gods, Lore, Rites And Celebrations From The Norse, German And Anglo-saxon Traditions
 by Galina Krasskova

Frey God of the World
by Ann Groa

A History of Vikings
by Gywn Jones

Essential Asatru: Walking the Path of Norse Paganism
by Diana L. Paxson and Isaac Bonewits

Living Asatru
by Greg Shetler

Asatru for Beginners
by Erin Lale

Our Troth Volume 1: History and Lore
by Kveldulf Gundarsson

Our Troth Volume 2: Living the Troth
by Kveldulf Gundarsson

Ways of Asatru
by Michael J. Smith(this one is free)

The Norse Myths (Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)
by Kevin Crossley-Holland

Asatru Book of Days
by Bryan Wilton

The Terrible One’s Horse: Revealing Secrets of Norse Myth
by August Hunt

In the Morning of Time: The Story of Norse God Balder
(contains fictional accounts intertwined with the myths)
by Cynthia King

Hearth and Field: A Heathen Prayer Book
by Hester Butler-Ehle

A Piece of Horse Liver: Myth, Ritual, and Folklore in Old Icelandic Sources
by Jon Hnefill Adalsteinsson

Embracing Heathenry
by Larisa Hunter

Lady with a Mead Cup
by Michael J Enright

Road to Hel 
by H.R. Ellis-Davidson

Also available free in PDF Format:

Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germnic Heathenry Vol. 1
by Kveldulf Gundarsson

Culture of the Teutons
by Vilheim Gronbech

by Tacitus

More coming soon!


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