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: History and Lore

by Kveldulf Gundarsson

Our Troth: 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

Days in Midgard: A Thousand Years A Thousand Years On

by Steven T. Abell

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

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