Germanic Heathen/Pagan Book List

Here is a list of books available to read online. I believe this list provides pretty much everything that anyone could need to learn about the faith.

 

The Eddas

The Poetic Edda (1936) Trans. by Henry A. Bellows
The Poetic Edda (1907) Trans. by Benjamin Thorpe
The Eddas – The Keys to the Mysteries of the North (2005) – Lays of the Gods and Guide Trans. by James A. Chisholm
The Younger Edda (1880) – New PDF Trans. by Rasmus B. Anderson
The Younger Edda (1880) – PDF of Original Trans. by Rasmus B. Anderson
Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson (1906) Trans. by I.A. Blackwell
The Prose Edda (1916) Trans. by Arthur G. Brodeur
The Prose or Younger Edda (1842) Trans. by George Webbe Dasent
The Prose Edda (1954) Trans. by Jean I. Young
Old Norse Poems (1936) Trans. by Lee M. Hollander
Völuspá – Prophecy of the Seeress Seven Translations & Notes
Hávamál – The Sayings of Hár Seven Translations & Notes

 

Study Aids for the Eddas

Edda I – Divine Myth… (1902) – HTML Trans. by Winifred Faraday
Edda I – Divine Myth… (1902) – PDF Trans. by Winifred Faraday
Edda II – Heroic Myth… (1902) – HTML Trans. by Winifred Faraday
Elder Edda – Epics for Students – Study Guide Pub. by the Gale Group

 

Asatru & Heathenry

Drinking at the Well of Mimir (2000) William (Bil) R. Linzie
Germanic Spirituality William (Bil) R. Linzie
Uncovering the Effects of Cultural Background on the Reconstruction of Ancient Worldviews (2004) William (Bil) R. Linzie
Investigating the Afterlife Concepts of the Norse Heathen (2005) William (Bil) R. Linzie
Ways of the Asatru (2003) Michael J. Smith
Think Again! …Like a Heathen… (2004) Michael J. Smith
Amma – Wisdom of the Sagas (2005) Michael J. Smith
The Kids’ Book of the Norse Gods Michael J. Smith
Heathen Gods – A Collection of Essays Concerning the Folkway of Our People (2009) Mark Ludwig Stinson

 

Story Books & Mythology

Age of Fable (1856) Thomas Bulfinch
The Book of the Sagas (1913) – Ill. HTML Alice S. Hoffman
The Book of the Sagas (1913) – Non-Ill. PDF Alice S. Hoffman
Children of Odin (1920) Padraic Colum
Eddic Mythology (1929) HTML John Arnett MacCulloch
Eddic Mythology (1929) PDF John Arnett MacCulloch
The Heroes of Asgard (1907 Schoolbook) A. & E. Keary & M.R. Earle
How the Fenris Wolf was Chained (1909) E.M. Wilmot-Buxton
Teutonic Mythology (1907) Victor Rydberg

 

Books Written for Children

Asgard and the Gods (1880) M.W. MacDowell
Asgard Stories (1901) Mary H. Foster & Mabel H. Cummings
Folklore and Legends – Scandinavian (1890) Pub. by W. W. Gibbings
Legends of Norseland (1894) Mara L. Pratt
Norse Stories – Retold from the Eddas (1882) Hamilton Wright Mabie
Old Norse Stories (1900) Sarah Powers Bradish
The Heroes of Asgard (1907 Schoolbook) A. & E. Keary & M.R. Earle
The Nine Worlds (1894) Mary E. Litchfield

 

Modern & Historical Books

The Cross and the Hammer (1912) H. Bedford-Jones
Culture of the Teutons Vol. 1 and 2 (1931 Trans.) Vilhelm Grönbech
The Early Kings of Norway (1875) Thomas Carlyle
Religion of the Northmen (1854) R. Keyser Tran. by B. Pennock
The Road to Hel (1942) H.R. Ellis-Davidson
The Roman and the Teuton (1864) Charles Kingsley
Social Scandinavia in the Viking Age (1920) Mary Wilhelmine Williams
Teutonic Myth and Legend (1912) Donald A. MacKenzie
The Viking Age Vol. 1 (1890) Dr. Paul Du Chaillu
The Viking Age Vol. 2 (1890) Dr. Paul Du Chaillu

 

The Nibelungenlied & Ring of the Niblung

The Nibelungenlied (1909 Trans.) Trans. by Daniel B. Shumway
The Nibelungenlied (1906 Trans.) Trans. by John Storer Cobb
The Nibelungenlied (1901 Trans.) Trans. by William Nanson Lettsom
The Ring of the Niblung (1910) by Richard Wagner

 

Icelandic Sagas

Entire Index of Fourty-Two Sagas in English and Other Languages

The Story of the Banded Men The Story of Hen-Thorir
The Story of the Confederates Hænsa-Thori’s Saga
The Story of Burnt Njal The Story of Howard the Halt
Egil’s Saga The Saga of the Heath Slayings
The Saga of Erik the Red The Saga of Cormac the Skald
The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers The Laxdale Saga
The Saga of Thrond of Gate The Story of the Laxdalers
The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw The Story of Thórðr Hreða
Grettir’s Saga The Saga of Viga-Glum
Grettir’s Saga The Saga of Viglund the Fair
The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald
The Story of Hrafnkell, Frey’s Priest

 

Dorothea Coke Memorial Lectures ( VSNR)

Canute and his Empire (1964) G. N. Garmonsway
Swedish Vikings in England (Rune Stone Evidence 1966) Sven B. F. Jansson
Haraldr the Hard-Ruler and his Poets (1968) Gabriel Turville-Petre
The Epiphany in Runic Art (1970) Dag Strömbäck
Skaldic Verse and Anglo-Saxon History (1971) Alistair Campbell
King Canute’s Coinage in the Northern Countries (1974) Brita Malmer
Níð, Ergi, and Old Norse Moral Attitudes (1974) Folke Ström
The Vikings in Wales (1977) Harry Loyn
The Role of Sexual Themes in Njáls Saga (1981) Ursula Dronke
Patronymics in Denmark and England (1982) John Kousgard Sørensen
“A Most Vile People” (Early English Historians on the Vikings 1987) Raymond Page
Poetical Inspiration in Old Norse and Old English Poetry (1997) Faulkes
The Vikings and Their Victims (1995) G. Fellows-Jensen
1117 in Iceland and England (2003) P. Foote
Skaldic Versifying and Social Discrimination in Medieval Iceland (2003) G. Nordal

 

Saga-Book(VSNR)

Volume I:1 (1895) Volume I:2 (1896)
Volume I:3 (1897) Volume II:1 (1898)
Volume II:2 (1899) Volume II:3 (1901)
Volume III:1 (1902) Volume III:2 (1903)
Volume III:3 (1904) Volume IXV:1-2 (1957-1959)
Volume III:3 (1904) Volume III:3 (1904)
Volume XV:3 (1960) The Poet and the Spae-Wife Volume XV:4 (1961)
Volume XVIII:3 (1972) Beowulf, Swedes, and Geats Volume XIX:1 (1974) Icelandic Journal
Volume XXII:6 (1989) The Vikings in Brittany Volume XXIII:5 (1992)
Volume XXIII:6-7 (1993) Volume XXIV:1 (1994)
Volume XXIV:2 (1995) Volume XXIV:4 (1996)
Volume XXIV:5 (1997) Volume XXV:1 (1998)
Volume XXV:2 (1999) Volume XXV:3 (2000)
Volume XXV:4 (2001) Volume XXVI (2002)
Volume XXVII (2003) Volume XXVIII (2004)
Volume XXIX (2005)

 

Historical Sources

The Works of Tacitus (1915 Trans.) Trans. by Church & Brodribb
The Nine Books of Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus, Vol. I (1906 Trans.) Trans. by Oliver Elton, Info by Powell
The Nine Books of Danish History of Saxo Grammaticus, Vol. II (1906 Trans.) Trans. by Oliver Elton, Info by Powell
The Nine Books of Dannish History of Saxo Grammaticus (1906 Trans., in One Volume) Trans. by Oliver Elton, Prep. by Killings
Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation (1903 Trans.) The Venerable Bede – Trans. by L.C. Jane
Heimskringla (1996 E-Text in One Volume) Snorri Sturlson – Prep. by Douglas Killings
Heimskringla, Vol. 1 (1906) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Morris and Magnusson
Heimskringla, Vol. 2 (1906) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Morris and Magnusson
Heimskringla, Vol. 3 (1906) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Morris and Magnusson
Heimskringla, Vol. 4 (1906) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Morris and Magnusson
Heimskringla, Vol. 1 (1889) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Samuel Laing
Heimskringla, Vol. 2 (1889) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Samuel Laing
Heimskringla, Vol. 3 (1889) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Samuel Laing
Heimskringla, Vol. 4 (1889) Snorri Sturlson – Trans. by Samuel Laing
Ágrip af Nóregskonungasogum (1995, 2008 2nd Ed. VSNR) Trans. with Notes by M.J. Driscoll

 

Language

English-Old Norse Dictionary (2002) Ross G. Arthur
Beginners’ Book in Norse (1915) J.A. Holvik

 

Beowulf Translations

Beowulf (1876) Trans. by Thomas Arnold
Notes on Beowulf (1878) Thomas Arnold
Beowulf (1904) Trans. by Clarence G. Child
Beowulf, with Notes and Intro. Sketch Trans. by Clarence G. Child
Beowulf (1910) Trans. by Francis B. Gummere
Beowulf (1892) Trans. by J. Lesslie Hall
Beowulf Trans. by Johann Köberl
Beowulf (1902) Trans. by Chauncey B. Tinker
Beowulf (1849) Trans. by A. D. Wackerbarth
Beowulf (1907) Trans. by Wentworth Huyshe
Beowulf (1883) Trans. by H. W. Lumsden
Beowulf (1895) Trans. by William Morris & A. J. Wyatt

 

Comparing Heathenry to Wicca

The Pentagram and the Hammer D. Gillette & Lewis Stead
Similarities & Differences Between Heathenry and Wicca by Arlie Stephens
Additional Books In Order by Author
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