Book Haul: Asatru, Norse Edda’s and Saga’s

Did a little shopping recently and picked up some books on my favorite studies, Asatru and Norse Saga’s. I have been looking forward to these books for quite awhile now. I am glad I finally splurged and got them. I can’t wait to read and review!

All of these books are OUT NOW!

I recommend them all if these are subjects you are interested in!

Our Troth: History and Lore by Kveldulf Gundarsson

The Prose Edda (Penguin Classics) by Snorri Sturluson and by Jesse L. Byock

Saga of the Jomsvikings by Lee M. Hollander







About the books:


Our Troth: History and Lore by Kveldulf Gundarsson

  • Paperback: 584 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 0002- edition (April 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419635980
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419635984

Our Troth is the single most comprehensive book available on the reborn religion of Heathenry — the pre-Christian religion of the Germanic peoples. First published in 1993 but out of print for years, Our Troth is back in print, featuring updates and additions from its original compiler, Kveldulf Gundarsson, and from many other Heathen writers, all edited by well-known author Diana L. Paxson. Volume 1 covers the history and lore of Heathen religion, from its deepest Stone Age roots to its flowering today, with information on the Gods, Goddesses, and other beings that receive honor and worship, and the ethics of being Heathen.




The Prose Edda (Penguin Classics) by Snorri Sturluson and by Jesse L. Byock

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; Penguin Classics edition (January 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140447555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140447552

Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology. Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end. This robust new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the Old Icelandic original.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.




Saga of the Jomsvikings by Lee M. Hollander

  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; Reprint edition (1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292776233
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292776234

In A.D. 986, Earl Hákon, ruler of most of Norway, won a triumphant victory over an invading fleet of Danes in the great naval battle of Hjórunga Bay. Sailing under his banner were no fewer than five Icelandic skalds, the poet-historians of the Old Norse world. Two centuries later their accounts of the battle became the basis for one of the liveliest of the Icelandic sagas, with special emphasis on the doings of the Jómsvikings, the famed members of a warrior community that feared no one and dared all. In Lee M. Hollander’s faithful translation, all of the unknown twelfth-century author’s narrative genius and flair for dramatic situation and pungent characterization is preserved.






    1. I have read a few different translations of the Prose Edda, somehow this version has escaped me till now. Yes essential reading. I have heard of the Jombsvikings and have always wanted to read the Saga. Thanks!


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