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    Heathen Resources

    Post your favourite Heathen resources here! ;D Is there a mod with some glue around maybe?

    I'll kick it off with a couple...

    Books:
    Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley Holland
    The Poetic Edda, The Prose Edda, Beowulf and the Icelandic sagas in various translations. For a start! Many available on the web.
    Our Troth vols 1 & 2 ed. Kveldulf Gundarsson

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    Oooh, let's have a lookie in my bookmarks....

    These are all Anglo-Saxon based btw ^_^

    Websites:

    http://www.englatheod.org/ - Site about English Theodism

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_paganism - Wikipedia page on AS paganism; have a rootle around the related pages and links and you'll turn up some v. interesting stuff!

    http://www.wicca.utvinternet.com/woden.htm - Page about Woden, Odin and The Runes. Bit of a Wiccan flavour to it at times but still very useful.

    http://ang.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%A9afods%C3%ADde - Old English Wiki (actually written in OE!)

    http://www.wayofwyrd.com/introduction_pc.html - Site for Brian Bates' book 'The Way of Wyrd'


    Books:

    Brian Bates, 'The Way of Wyrd' - A fictional tale based on historical fact, about a young Christian scribe who accompanies a pagan sorceror on an epic spiritual journey through Anglo-Saxon England.

    Kathleen Herbert, 'Looking For The Lost Gods of England' - transcript of a lecture about the worship of the Gods in AS England.

    And of course don't forget the literature from the time- not just 'Beowulf', but 'The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle', the poems such as 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer' and 'The Battle of Maldon', all provide invaluable insights into the ways of our ancestors.

    I'll post up anything else I come across!
    "The Germans do not think it in keeping with the divine majesty to confine gods within walls or to portray them in the likeness of any human countenance. Their holy places are woods and groves, and they apply the names of deities to that hidden presence which is seen only by the eye of reverence." (Tacitus, `Germania', 9)

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    Sorry for DP but I found a new one! :P

    http://www.anglo-saxons.net/hwaet/

    This is a site that has info on the Anglo-Saxon period, ranging from the texts (complete with Old English version alongside), to info about the customs and famous people of the time. It also has maps and a timeline, as well as a list of links to other sites, though most of them don't work, sadly; I'm guessing this is an old site that hasn't been updated in a while.

    On that note, I'm still lamenting the loss of englishheathenism.homestead.com, which used to be my main source of Anglo-Saxon info.
    "The Germans do not think it in keeping with the divine majesty to confine gods within walls or to portray them in the likeness of any human countenance. Their holy places are woods and groves, and they apply the names of deities to that hidden presence which is seen only by the eye of reverence." (Tacitus, `Germania', 9)

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    I stumbled upon this interesting poem..
    http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Trollkyrka
    The determination of a man who knows that he is the only thing standing between the thing he loves… and its utter destruction.

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    Decided to add this link to the thread due to it's revealence about the culture.

    Runic alphabets

    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/runic.htm

    I also suggest to consult their links because they are revealing of the uses of runes.

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    http://www.vikingcrafts.co.uk/

    above link is to a british online craft shop, good quality may I add.
    Last edited by Gunnarr; 07 Oct 2011 at 07:59. Reason: Link stopped working

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    Good Books

    Eddas
    Poetic - Hollander, Larrington, Bray, Bellows, Auden & Taylor or Thorpe.
    Prose - by Snorri translated by Byock (Penguin classics)

    Sagas
    Sagas of the Icelanders - Penguin classics (Jane Smiley preface) Lots of stories for little cost
    Njal's Saga
    Grettir's Saga
    King Hrolf Kraki
    Beowulf
    Volsung Saga
    Heimskringla
    Eyrbyggja Saga
    There are lots more but these are some of the very best.

    Runes
    Rudiments of Runelore - Stephen Pollington
    Runes (Reading the Past) - R.I. Page

    Historical
    A History of the Vikings - Gwyn Jones
    Saxo Grammaticus
    Agricola & Germania - Tacitus
    Adam of Bremen

    Mythological Studies
    God and Myths of Northern Europe - H.R. Ellis Davidson
    Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe - H.R. Ellis Davidson
    Scandinavian Mythology - H.R. Ellis Davidson
    The Road to Hel - H.R. Ellis Davidson
    Teutonic Mythology (Vols 1-4) - Grimm
    Myth & Religion of the North - Turville-Petre

    Other
    The Mead Hall - Stephen Pollington
    Hammer of the Gods - Swain Wodening
    We are Our Deeds - Eric Wodening
    Gods & Worshippers - Thor Ewing
    A Piece of Horse Liver - Adalsteinsson
    Masks of Odin - Titchenell
    Medieval Iceland - Byock
    Feud - Byock

    Heathenry demands that we read, but what we read is very important, what's the point in spending hard earned cash on stuff that's irrelevant.

    Good Internet Sources

    Asatru Lore forum
    Heathen Gods forum
    Englatheod Discussion forum
    Raven Radio
    There are others but these are good starting points.

    Heathenry demands that we read, but what we read is very important, what's the point in wasting precious time reading stuff that's irrelevant.

    Heathenry is certainly not Wiccan and definitely not Nazitru, heathenry is scholarly and is based on factual evidence, not 'fluffy' nonsense or political agenda.

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    Re: Heathen Resources

    A very good list, 4 books I would like to add,

    DuChaillu - The Viking Age (vols 1-2)
    Crossley-Holland - The Norse Myths
    Frye - Ibn Fadlan's Journey to Russia
    Simek - Dictionary of Northern Mythology
    Foote and Wilson- The Viking Achievement

    These books are an awesome asset to your personnel library, A credit to heathenry and there authors.
    Last edited by Gunnarr; 07 Oct 2011 at 08:01. Reason: Added another book
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