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It has been brought to my attention that my bibliographies have been extracted verbatim by lazy college students, for use in their own term papers. Of course, it doesn't fool anyone. However, to make it a teeny bit more difficult, I've removed the publication data. They can still copy, but they'll have to do a bit more work. One does have to wonder if they've also copied the term papers.


Fraternitas Loki: a Guide, ISBN=1872543421.
An introduction to the Order basing itself on practical, solitary work in society and the historical implications in the Norse myths of the god Loki, harbinger of Ragnarök. Loki is a feature of the shadow acausal forces, thus by incorporating in this sinister element via self-overcoming in modern living can evolution of self and society be obtained. Available from Order of the Jarls of Baelder, 60 Elmhurst Road, Reading RG1-5HY, England.

Myth and law among the Indo-Europeans; studies in Indo-European comparative mythology. ISBN=0520015878.

Old Norse Literature and Mythology; a Symposium, ISBN=0292783868

Alexander, Marc: British Folklore, Myths and Legends, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1982

Alexander, Marc: Companion to Folklore, Myths & Legends ISBN=0750923598.

Anderson, Rasmus B.: Norse Mythology, or, The religion of our forefathers, containing all the myths of the Eddas, systematized and interpreted. ISBN= 0878210865.

Anderson, Rasmus B.: Viking Tales of the North. ISBN=0898759544.

Arbman, Holger: The Vikings,

Ashworth, Leon: Gods and Goddesses of Vikings and Northlands. ISBN= 1842340417.

Auld, Richard L: "The Psychological and Mythic Unity of the God Odinn", Numen, 23;2 (1976)

Ashe, Geoffrey: Mythology of the British Isles, Methuen, London, 1990. ISBN= 0413665402.

Baldick, Julian: Homer and the Indo-Europeans: Comparing Mythologies, 1995, ISBN=1850438315.

Barbver, Richard: Myths & Legends of the British Isles. ISBN=0851157483.

Barrett, Clive: The Gods of Asgard, Aquarian, Wellingborough, 1989

Barrett, Clive: The Norse Tarot Pack. ISBN= 0850307929.
I found it useful, not as a tarot deck, but to help me learn and remember the personas of the Norse gods and godesses. Minimal reference to runes.

Barrett, Clive: The Viking Gods: Pagan Myths of Nordic Peoples. ISBN=0850307759.

Barth, Edna: Balder and the Mistletoe : A Story for the Winter Holidays. ISBN=0395289564.

Bauschatz, Paul: The Well and the Tree: World and Time in Early Germanic Culture, University of Mass, Amherst, 1982

Bellows, Henry Adams (tr.): The Poetic Edda. ISBN=0889467838.

Blacker, Karmen and Loewe, Michael (eds.): Ancient Cosmologies, RKP, London, 1975

Blinkenberg, C.: The Thunderweapon in Religion and Folklore, Cambridge, 1911

Blumenberg, Hans : Work on Myth (Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought). ISBN=0262521334.

Bolle, Kees W.(Ed.): Reading in Mythology : An Original Anthology (Mythology Series in German and French).ISBN=0405105738.

Borchardt, Frank L.: German Antiquity in Renaissance Myth. ISBN=0801812682

Bord, Janet and Colin: The Secret Country, Paladin, London, 1978, 1985.

Branford, Henrietta and Dave Bowyer (Illustrator): The Theft of Thor's Hammer . ISBN=1575720140.

Branston, Brian and Giovanni Caselli (illustrator): Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology, ISBN=0872269051.

Branston, Brian: Gods of the North., ISBN=0500271771.
Intense academic coverage, covers variations in the origins of Nordic mythos and examines the foundations of Norse/Gothic lore in both indigenous and Indo-European viewpoints.

Branston, Brian: Gods and Heroes from Viking Mythology (World Mythologies Series). ISBN= 0805237941

Branston, Brian: The Lost Gods of England. ISBN=0500273219 (Hard to Find).
A coffee table-style book of scholarly intent with many illustrations, pictures and diagrams. Most notable for its analysis of the pantheon before the rise of the cult of Odin, this book takes a remarkable look at the Saxon version of the ancient myths.

Bray, Olive (tr.): The Elder or Poetic Edda, London, 1908

Brunaux, Jean Louis (tr.Daphne Nash): The Celtic Gauls: Gods, Rites and Sanctuaries, ISBN= 185264009X.

Buckley, Joshua (Ed): Tyr: Myth - Culture - Tradition, Vol I. SBN: 0972029206.

Campbell, John.G. : Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, ISBN=0405083378.

Campbell, Joseph: The Hero with a Thousand Faces, (Bollingen Series 17),. ISBN=0691017840.

Campbell, Joseph; The Masks of God: Creative Mythology, ISBN=0140194401.

Chadwick, H.M.: The Cult of Othin, C.J. Clay & Sons, London, 1899

Chetan, Anand and Diana Brueton: The Sacred Yew, ISBN= 0140194762.

Carylon, Richard: Guide to the Gods, Wm Morrow and Co

Chisholm, James A.: The Grove and Gallows: Germanic Heathenism in the Greek and Latin Sources, The Rune-Gild, 1987

Chisholm, James A.: True Hearth.

Chisholm, James A. (tr.): Poetic Edda

Clinton- Jones, Julia: Valhalla: The Myths of Norseland, ISBN= 1589638891.

Colum, Padraic: The Children of Odin, ISBN= 0318739623.

Colum, Padraic and Willy Pogany (Illustrator): Nordic Gods and Heroes. ISBN=0486289125.

Cord, William O .: Teutonic Mythology of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung", Vol I Nine Dramatic Properties (Studies in the History and Interpretation of Music), ISBN=0889464413.

Cord, William O.: Teutonic Mythology of Richard Wagner's "the Ring of the Nibelung", Vol II: The Family of Gods (Studies in the History and Interpretation of Music). ISBN=0889464421.

Cord, William O .: The Teutonic Mythology of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung", Vol. III : The Natural and Supernatural Worlds (Studies in the History and Interpretation of Music), ISBN=088946443X.

Cotterell, Arthur: The Encyclopedia of Mythology: Classical Celtic Norse, ISBN= /083177324.

Craigie, W.A.: The Religion of Ancient Scandinavia,, ISBN= 0836950860.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin: Axe-age, Wolf-age: A Selection from the Norse Myths. ISBN= 0571148441.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin: The Norse Myths, ISBN= 0836950860.

Crossley-Holland, Kevin, ed.: The Faber Book of Northern Folktales, Faber and Faber, Ltd, London, 1980.

D'Arbie, Julian: Wayland: Wonder Smith of the Gods. ISBN=1872543251.
In England just off the prehistoric track called the Ridgeway, lies a mysterious chambered tomb known as Wayland's Smithy. This is supposed to be one of entrances to the dark workshop of the Teutonic Wonder Smith of the Gods.

D'Arbois de Jubainvill, H.: The Irish Mythological Cycle and Celtic Mytholgy, I ISBN= 0876960069.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: Gods and Myths of the Viking Age. ISBN= 0517336448.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe, ISBN= 0415049377

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe: Early Scandinavian and Celtic Religions. ISBN=0815624417.
Excellent study of early religion, comparing Viking and Celtic belief systems and practices.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: Scandinavian Mythology. ISBN= 0872260410.
An excellent survey of Norse myth and religion.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis and Peter Gelling: The Chariot of the Sun and other Rites and Symbols of the Northern Bronze Age. ISBN= 0460076086.

Ellis-Davidson, Hilda Roderick: Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, ISBN= 0140136274.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: The Road to Hel, ISBN= 0837100704.

Davidson, Hilda Roderick Ellis: Roles of the Northern Goddess. ISBN= 0415136113.

Dexter, Mirian Robbins, and Edgar C. Polome (Editors): Varia on the Indo-European Past : Papers in Memory of Marija Gimbutas. ISBN= 0941694585.

Dumezil, Georges (tr. by Einar Haugen): Gods of the Ancient Northmen . ISBN= 0520020448. Dumezil was one of the leading experts in old European religion in the middle of the twentieth century.

Dubois, Thomas A.: Nordic Religions in the Viking Age., ISBN= 0812217144.
A history of Nordic religions in the Viking age that shows how these beliefs and oral traditions incorporated both local beliefs and aspects of foreign religion. Quite a lot of material about the Sami and an excellent chapter on the Seid ritual.

Eliade, Mircea: A History of Religious Ideas,. ISBN= 0226204014.

Eliade, Mircea (W.R. Trask, tr.): Rites and Symbols of Initiation: the Mysteries of Birth and Re-birth,. ISBN= 0882143581.

Eliade, Mircea (W.R. Trask, tr.): The Myth of the Eternal Return, or Cosmos and History, ISBN= 0691017778.

Elkhadem, Saad: Concise Dictionary of Greek, Roman, Norse, and Egyptian Mythology. ISBN= 0919966837.

Ellis, Peter Berresford: A Dictionary of Irish Mythology,. ISBN= 0094675406.

Evans, Cheryl, et al: Usborne Illustrated Guide to Norse Myths and Legends. ISBN= 0746000103.

Faraday, Lucy Winifred; The Edda (Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance and Folklore, Nos 12 & 13). ISBN= 0404535127.

Faraday, Winifred; Divine Edda: Sacred Mythology of the North; ISBN= 1558182764.

Fitch, Ed: The Rites of Odin, 0875422241. Not recommended, inaccurate.

Flowers, Stephen (Edred Thorsson): Sigurdr, Rebirth and Initiation, The Rune-Gild, Austin, 1985

Fraternitas Loki: Loki: The Sinister Western Path. ISBN= 1872543502. Available from Order of the Jarls of Baelder, 60 Elmhurst Road, Reading RG1-5HY, England.
Loki as the accuser & heretic for Western peoples, is the balance factor restoring cycles of change.

Frye, Northrop: Fables of Identity; Studies in Poetic Mythology. ISBN= 0156297302.

Gayley, Charles Mills (ed): The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art Based Originally on Bulfinch's "Age of Fable"(1855). ISBN= 0471001910.

Gimbutas, Marija: The Civilization of the Goddess International, ISBN= 0062503375.

Gimbutas, Marija: The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe 6500-3500 B.C,. ISBN= 0520046552.

Gimbutas, Marija: The Language of the Goddess, ISBN= 0062503561.

Goethe, Johann W. Von , (Donald MacLean, tr.): Goethe's Fairy Tales (Magnum Opus Hermetic Sourceworks, Vol 14). ISBN= 0933999194.

Grant, John : Introduction to Viking Mythology, ISBN= 1555215610.

Graves, Robert: The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, ISBN= 0374504938.

Green, Roger Lancelyn: Myths of the Norsemen : Retold from the Old Norse Poems and Tales. ISBN=0140350985.

Greenway, John L: The Golden Horns : Mythic Imagination and the Nordic Past., ISBN=0820303844

Grimal, Pierre, ed.: Larousse World Mythology, ISBN+ 0671807110.

Grimes, Heilan Yvette: The Norse Myths (Scandinavian Saga Literature Series No. 1). ISBN= 0893415782.

Grimm, Jacob: German Mythology, (4 vols), Berlin, 1875

Grimm, Jacob (tr. S. Stallybrass): Teutonic Mythology, 4 vols, ISBN=0415221080.

Guerber, H.A.(Helene Adeline): Myths of Northern Lands, ISBN= 0766149889.

Guerber, H.A.(Helene Adeline): Myths of the Norsemen : From the Eddas and Sagas. 1992, ISBN=0486273482.

Guerber, H.A.: Norsemen (Myths and Legends)   ISBN=0517604396.

Guirand, Felix (ed.): Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, ISBN= 0765193841.

Gundarsson, Kveldulfr, Teutonic Religion, Llewellyn, St Paul, 1993, 0-87542-260-8

Halliday, William Reginald: Indo-European Folk Tales and Greek Legend. ISBN= 0848211480.

Halsall, Maureen: The Old English Rune Poem: A Critical Edition (McMaster Old English Studies and Texts, ISBN= 0802054773.

Harbard, Sigi (pseud.): The New Odinism, Asgard Enterprises, Woodland Hills, Ca, 1982

Henderson, William.:Notes on the folk lore of the northern counties of England and the borders, ISBN+ 0854098038.

Harnesson, Sven: Working Dictionary of the Norse Gods . Coxland Pub, 1992, ISBN=1872543405. A manual for those wishing to work with Euro-traditions and reclaim these archetypes for a practical, modern magick. Detailed chapters on every aspect of Anglo-German-Scandinavian religion incl. literary sources; history; pantheons & adversaries; creation; worlds & structures; outlanders (elves, demons, beasts); cycle of changes, tables of corrspondences.

Herford, Charles.H.: Norse Myth in English Poetry, ISBN= 0841448949.

Herzberg, Max J.: Myths and Their Meaning, ISBN= 0205080014.

Hodges, Margaret: Baldur and the Mistletoe; A Myth of the Vikings . ISBN=0316367877.

Hollander, Lee M. (tr.): Poetic Edda, University of Texas Press, 1988, 0292764995

Holmberg, Uno: Mythology of All Races, Volume IV: Finno-Ugaric, Siberian, ISBN= 0815401167.

Holtsmark, Arne (Tr), Thorisson, Jon (Ed): The Viking Gods. ISBN= 9979856904.

Hopkins, Andrea: Viking Gods and Legends, ISBN= 0823958140.

Howard, Michael: Angels & Goddesses : Celtic Christianity & Paganism in Ancient Britain. ISBN=1898307032.

Howard, Michael:  The Sacred Ring : The Pagan Origins of British Folk Festivals and Customs. Holmes Pub Group, 1995, ISBN=1898307342.

Howard, Robert E.: Gods of the North. ISBN=9997303997.

Hutta, Odd Mathis: The Ancient Religion and Folk Beliefs of the Saami. ISBN= 8277840047.

Hutton, Ronald: The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British, ISBN= 0631189467.

Huxley, Francis.: The Way of the Sacred, ISBN= 0385046189.

Ingham, Marion: The Goddess Freyja and Other Female Figures in Germanic Mythology & Folklore, University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, MI, 1985

Jan, Machal: Mythology of all Races, Volume III: Baltic (Celtic and Slavic), Cooper Square Publishers, New York, 1964

Jolly, Karen Louise. Popular Religion in Late Saxon England : Elf Charms in Context, ISBN = 0807845655.,

Jones, Gwyn: Scandinavian Legends and Folk-Tales (Oxford Myths and Legends). 1992, ISBN=0192741500.

Jones, Prudence: Eight and Nine: Sacred numbers of Sun and Moon in the Pagan North, Bar Hill, 1982

Jonsson, Bengt R. (Editor): Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore 1992 Vol 48. 1993, ISBN= 9122015736,

Keary, Annie: The Heroes of Asgard; Tales from Scandinavian Mythology, ISBN= 0831744758.

Keyser, Rudolph: Religion of the Northmen, Charles Norton: New York, 1854

Kvideland, Reimund and Henning K. Sehmsdorf (Ed.): Scandinavian Folk Belief and Legend (Nordic Series, Vol 15). 1991, ISBN=0816619670.

Larrington, Carolyne, ed.: The Feminist Companion to Mythology, ISBN= 0044408501.

Larrington, Carolyne (tr.): The Poetic Edda (World's Classics). 1997, ISBN=0192839462.

Larson, Gerald J., Littleton, Scot C., & Puhvel, Jan (eds): Myth in Indo-European Antiquity, ISBN= 0520023781.

Leach, Maria ed.: Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, ISBN+ 0062505114.

Lethbridge, T.C.: Gogmagog: the Buried Gods, London, 1957

Lewis, Don: Religious Superstition Through the Ages, ISBN= 0264661214.

Lincoln, Bruce: Death, War, and Sacrifice: Studies in Ideology and Practice, ISBN=0226482006. Indo-European Mythology.

Lincoln, Bruce: Myth, Cosmos, and Society : Indo-European Themes of Creation and Destruction. ISBN=0674597753.

Lindow, John: Murder and Vengence among the Gods: Balder in Scandinavian Mythology. ISBN= 9514108094.

Lindow, John: Myths and Legends of the Vikings, Bellerophon Books, Santa Barbara, CA, 1979. ISBN= 0883880717.

Lindow: John: Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs. ISBN= 0195153820.

Lindow, John: Scandinavian Mythology: an Annotated Bibliography,. ISBN= 0824091736.

Lindow, John: Swedish Legends and Folktales. ISBN= 0520035208.

Linsell, Tony: Anglo Saxon: Mythology, Migration and Magic. ISBN=1898281092, The author endeavors to teach non-experts about runes and the values and experiences of the Anglo-Saxon world. Chapters focus on magic, meditation, and key literary contributions to Anglo-Saxon literature.

Ango Saxon Mythology

Anglo Saxon: Mythology, Migration and Magic

Tony Linsell

Littleton, C. Scott: The new comparative mythology: an anthropological assessment of the theories of Georges Dumezil, ISBN= 0520024036.

Lord, Graham: The Way of the Heathen: A Handbook of Greater Theodism. THEOD; 1, 2000, ISBN= 192934001X .

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