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Norse Goddess Books
« on: November 17, 2015, 09:38:14 am »
Does anyone have tips on where to start learning about Norse goddesses? I'd be into any resources on the basic mythology but I'm finding myself really drawn to images of Skadi and would like to read more about her story especially now that winter is on the way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2015, 10:39:16 am »
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Does anyone have tips on where to start learning about Norse goddesses? I'd be into any resources on the basic mythology but I'm finding myself really drawn to images of Skadi and would like to read more about her story especially now that winter is on the way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 

I can personally recommend Roles of the Northern Goddess.

Also, The Cold Counsel is often recommended by others, as well as Lady with the Mead Cup.

These are more academic and can be a bit pricey on Amazon, so you might try looking for them in other places.
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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 10:58:06 am »
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I can personally recommend Roles of the Northern Goddess.

Also, The Cold Counsel is often recommended by others, as well as Lady with the Mead Cup.

These are more academic and can be a bit pricey on Amazon, so you might try looking for them in other places.

 
I am particularly drawn to Freya, and interested in other Norse goddesses, so I am glad someone asked and these books look awesome!

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 08:38:39 pm »
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I can personally recommend Roles of the Northern Goddess.

Also, The Cold Counsel is often recommended by others, as well as Lady with the Mead Cup.

These are more academic and can be a bit pricey on Amazon, so you might try looking for them in other places.


Thanks! I will definitely look into those.

I'm lucky to have two awesome library systems at my disposal, I found a couple "library use only" academic books I might also check out.

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 08:39:03 pm »
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Does anyone have tips on where to start learning about Norse goddesses? I'd be into any resources on the basic mythology but I'm finding myself really drawn to images of Skadi and would like to read more about her story especially now that winter is on the way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.


Not a book per se, but I've always found this article to be one of the more comprehensive sources on Skadi out there. It's from the Keeper of the Seasons Hall kindred in New Mexico.

http://www.koshabq.org/2012/12/30/skadi-building-on-the-old-foundations/

 
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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 10:09:33 am »
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Not a book per se, but I've always found this article to be one of the more comprehensive sources on Skadi out there. It's from the Keeper of the Seasons Hall kindred in New Mexico.

http://www.koshabq.org/2012/12/30/skadi-building-on-the-old-foundations/

 

 
Ah, you beat me to it. That's a good 'un.


Thanks for the site! Looks like a good place to start. I have to get used to all these names.

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2015, 01:46:32 am »
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... as well as Lady with the Mead Cup.

 
Your link is missing the URL - if you post it, I'll edit it into the initial post for you.

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 05:23:32 am »
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Does anyone have tips on where to start learning about Norse goddesses? I'd be into any resources on the basic mythology but I'm finding myself really drawn to images of Skadi and would like to read more about her story especially now that winter is on the way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Freyja -the Great Goddess of the North by Britt-Mari Näsström is the best I know of. I think it was originally her PhD thesis.

http://www.amazon.com/Freyja-Great-Goddess-Britt-Mari-N%C3%A4sstr%C3%B6m/dp/1593860196

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 09:27:23 am »
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Does anyone have tips on where to start learning about Norse goddesses? I'd be into any resources on the basic mythology but I'm finding myself really drawn to images of Skadi and would like to read more about her story especially now that winter is on the way.

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

 
She's more Germanic than Norse but Goddess Holle by Gardenstone is all about her. Make sure you get the English version if you don't speak German.

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Re: Norse Goddess Books
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 08:51:01 pm »
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She's more Germanic than Norse but Goddess Holle by Gardenstone is all about her. Make sure you get the English version if you don't speak German.


Thanks for the tip! I will put that one on my list.

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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2015, 08:07:53 am »
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She's more Germanic than Norse but Goddess Holle by Gardenstone is all about her.
Do you mean Freyja? Hmmm. I´m afraid I have to disagree.

Quoting Näsström " The great goddesses in the North are [..] Freyja and Frigg. Besides Freyja and Frigg we might suggest that Jord, Bil, Skadi and Gerdr belonged to a similar framework although we have little knowledge as to whether these goddesses were objects of any form of cult. The other goddesses [..]are merely other names of Freyja and Frigg."  
Holle (Frau Holda) is mentioned once in her scholarly and well researched thesis published by the Univerity of Lund (Sweden). "Holda is a female spirit belonging to German folklore..." She goes on to write that Holda probably originated from Freyja.

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2015, 11:50:03 am »
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Do you mean Freyja? Hmmm. I´m afraid I have to disagree.

Quoting Näsström " The great goddesses in the North are [..] Freyja and Frigg. Besides Freyja and Frigg we might suggest that Jord, Bil, Skadi and Gerdr belonged to a similar framework although we have little knowledge as to whether these goddesses were objects of any form of cult. The other goddesses [..]are merely other names of Freyja and Frigg."  
Holle (Frau Holda) is mentioned once in her scholarly and well researched thesis published by the Univerity of Lund (Sweden). "Holda is a female spirit belonging to German folklore..." She goes on to write that Holda probably originated from Freyja.

 
Holle is her own goddess.

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