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My epic reading list

It's highly incomplete, as I only have books for a couple of subjects listed.

It's also ridiculously long, nonetheless.

Celtic religion:

The Fenian Cycle
The Mythological Cycle
The Ulster Cycle
The Goddess Obscured: Transformations of the Grain Protectress from Goddess to Saint, Pamela Berger
Bonewits's Essential Guide to Druidism - Isaac Bonewits
Irish Druids and Old Irish Religions - James Bonwick
The Great Queens: Irish Goddesses from the Morrígan to Cathleen ní Houlihan, Rosalind Clark
Mythic Ireland – Michael Dames
The Year in Ireland: Irish Calendar Customs – Kevin Danaher
Kindling the Celtic Spirit: Ancient Traditions to Illumine Your Life Througout the Seasons, Mara Freeman
Celtic Goddesses - Miranda Green
The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy, Ronald Hutton
Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent: Celtic Women’s Spirituality, Noragh Jones
The Apple Branch: A Path to Celtic Ritual, Alexei Kondratiev
The Religion of the Ancient Celts, J. A. MacCulloch
The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog: The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit, Patricia Monaghan
The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, Sean O Duinn
Pagan Celtic Britain: studies in iconography and tradition, Anne Ross
Brigid: Goddess, Druidess and Saint, Brian Wright

Celtic history and culture:

The ancient Celts, Patricia Calvert
Celts from antiquity, Gillian Carr
Pre-Christian Ireland: from the first settlers to the early Celts, Peter Harbison
Cattle-lords and clansmen: the social structure of early Ireland, Nerys Thomas Patterson
Pagan Celtic Ireland: the enigma of the Irish iron age, Barry Raftery


Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom - Erynn Rowan Laurie
The Poet's Ogam - J. P. Patton

Norse and other Germanic religion:

The Eddas
Our Troth
Myths of the pagan north: The gods of the Norsemen, Christopher Abram
Old Norse religion in long-term perspectives: Origins, changes, and interactions, Anders Andren & Kristina Jennbert
The Norns in old Norse mythology, Karen Bek-Pederson
Norse myths, Kevin Crossley-Holland
Myth and fiction in early Norse lands, Ursula Dronke
Elves, Wights, and Trolls, Kvedulf Gundarsson
Gudar på jorden : festskrift till Lars Lönnroth, Stina Hansson
Norrøne gudar, Ragnar Hovland
Exploring the northern tradition, Galina Krasskova
Feeding the Flame: A Devotional to Loki and His Family, Galina Krasskova
The Jotunbok: Working with the giants of northern tradition, Raven Kaldera
Odin på kristent pergament : en teksthistorisk studie, Annette Lassen
Murder and vengeance among the gods: Baldr in Scandinavian mythology, John Lindow
Norse mythology: A guide to gods, heroes, rituals, and beliefs, John Lindow
Ragnarok: An investigation into Old Norse concepts of the fate of the gods, John Stanley Martin
Both one and many: essays on change and variety in late Norse heathenism, John McKinnell & Maria Elena Ruggerini
Meeting the other in Norse myth and legend, John McKinnell
Freyja, the great goddess of the north, Britt-Mari Näsström
Nordiska gudinnor : nytolkningar av den förkristna mytologin, Britt-Mari Näsström
From the heart, for the heart: Devotionals for the trickster, Tracy Nichols
From Asgard to Valhalla: the remarkable history of the Norse myths, Heather O'Donoghue
Essential Asatru, Diana Paxson
Old Norse myths, literature and society, Margaret Clunies Ross
Prolonged echoes: Old Norse myths in medieval northern society, Margaret Clunies Ross
Loki for you: Getting to know the god of mischief, T. Sheil and A. Sheil
Seid : myter, sjamanisme og kjønn i vikingenes tid, Brit Solli
Baldr og verdensdramaet i den nordiske mytologi, Frederik Stjernfelt
Shamanism in Norse myth and magic, Clive Tolley
Norrøna sketchbook : drawings and poems on subjects from the Norse mythology, Bev Ulsrud Van Berkom

Norse history and culture:

Medieval garments reconstructed: Norse clothing patterns, Lilli Fransen
Denmark; an archaeological history from the stone age to the Vikings, P. V. Glob
The Norwegian domination and the Norse world, c. 1100-c.1400, Steinar Imsen
Old Norse images of women, Jenny Jochens
Performing definitions: two genres of insult in Old Norse literature, Karen Swenson


Rune Play, Ralph Blum
Discovering Runes, Bob Oswald
Taking up the runes, Diana Paxson
Rune Magic, Nigel Pennick
Rudiments of Runelore, Stephen Pollington
Futhark, Edred Thorsson

Kemetic religion:

Pyramid Texts
Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One And the Many, Erik Hornung
Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods, Dmitri Meeks and Christine Favard-Meeks
Egyptian Religion, Siegfried Morenz
Temple of the Cosmos, Jeremy Naydler
The Traveler's Guide to the Duat: Amenti on Two Deben a Week, Kiya Nicoll
Egyptian mythology: a guide to the gods, goddesses, and traditions of Ancient Egypt, Geraldine Pinch
The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion, Donald B. Redford
Seth, God of Confusion: A Study of His Role in Egyptian Mythology and Religion, Herman Te Velde
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt, Richard H. Wilkinson

Kemetic history and culture:

Predynastic Egypt, Elise J. Baumgartel
The Middle Kingdom of ancient Egypt: history, archaeology and society, Wolfram Grajetzki
The ancient Egyptians: life in the Old Kingdom, Jill Kamil
The Oxford history of Ancient Egypt, Ian Shaw

Near East religions:

The Ba'al Cycle
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Journal of ancient Near Eastern religions (Brill Academic)
Yahweh and the gods of Canaan: a historical analysis of two contrasting faiths, William Foxwell Albright
Near Eastern religious texts relating to the Old Testament, Walter Beyerlin
The many faces of the goddess: the iconography of the Syro-Palestinian goddesses Anat, Astarte, Qedeshet, and Asherah, Izak Cornelius
Whisper of Stone: Modern Canaanite Religion, Tess Dawson
God's conflict with the dragon and the sea: echoes of a Canaanite myth in the Old Testament, John Day
Did God have a wife?, William G. Dever
The problem of similarity in ancient Near Eastern religions, Henri Frankfort
The cult of Asherah in ancient Israel and Judah: evidence for a Hebrew goddess, Judith M. Hadley
Hittite myths, Harry A. Hoffner
The ancient gods: the history and diffusion of religion in the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean, E. O. James
The archaeology of cult in Middle Bronze Age Canaan and the sacred area at Tel Haror, Israel, Jill Citron Katz
Gods, goddesses, and images of God in ancient Israel, Othmar Keel
Rank among the Canaanite gods: El, Ba'al, and the Repha'im, Conrad E. L'Heureux
Aserah: extrabiblical evidence, Walter A. Maier
The riddle of resurrection: "dying and rising gods" in the ancient Near East, Tryggve N. D. Mettinger
The divine council in Canaanite and early Hebrew literature, E. Theodore Mullen
Archaeology and the religions of Canaan and Israel, Beth Alpert Nakhai
The faces of God: Canaanite mythology as Hebrew theology, Jacob Rabinowitz
Inanna: Queen of Heaven and Earth by Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer

Near East history and culture:

Proverbs of ancient Sumer: the world's earliest proverb collections, Bendt Alster
Sumer and the Sumerians, Harriet E. W. Crawford
Ancient Canaan and Isreal: new perspectives, Jonathan Michael Golden
What are they saying about the formation of Israel?, John J. McDermott
Canaanites, Jonathan N. Tubb

Misc. religion and philosophy:

Fifty Years in Feri Tradition, Cora Anderson
Wicca, Vivianne Crowley
The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, Cynthia Eller
The way of the shaman, Michael J. Harner
Trickster makes this world, Lewis Hyde
The Circle Within, Dianne Sylvan
Mysticism, Evelyn Underhill

Arts & crafts:

Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Saxon embroidery
The Complete Book of Dressmaking
Vogue Sewing
Jackets for real people, Marta Alto, Susan Neall, and Pati Palmer
Country cottage quilting, Lynette Anderson
Goldwork embroidery, Mary Brown
Needle painting embroidery: Fresh ideas for beginners, Trish Burr
Creative cloth doll faces, Patti Medaris Culea
Easy Japanese quilt style, Julia Davis and Anne Muxworthy
Quilts from the Smithsonian, Mimi Dietrich
Iris quilting, Maruscha Gaasenbeek
Painting tiny treasures, Cindi Gordon
The simple art of Japanese temari, Dominique Herve and Alban Neqaret
World of embellishment, Joan Hinds
Thread Painting, Liz Hubbard
English crewel design, Mary Eirwen Jones
Cool couture: Construction secrets for runway style, Kenneth D. King
Sewing sculpture, Charleen Kinser
Mural magic: Painting scenes on furniture and walls, Corie Kline
Never pay retail again, Daisy Lewellyn
Make your own Japanese clothes, John Marshall
Painting and decorating cabinets and chests, Phillip C. Meyer
Norwegian rosemaling, Margaret M. Miller and Sigmund Aarseth
Blended borders: Quilts with a creative edge, Pamela Mostek
Jazz it up: 101 stitching and embellishing techniques, Judy Murrah
Snowflakes and quilts, Paula Nadelstern
Exquisite embroidery, Jennifer Newman
Complete guide to pattern-making, Barbara K. Nordquist
Fantastic figures: Ideas and techniques using the new clays, Susanna Oroyan
Flowers in applique, Judy Severson
Embroidered animals, Helen M. Stevens
Designing your own quilts, Willow Ann Soltow
Omiyage, Kumiko Sudo
Creative embellishing, Kayte Terry

War and strategy:

Insurgents, raiders, and bandits, John Arquilla
Fighting techniques of the colonial era, Robert B. Bruce et al
Medieval warfare, Hans Delbruck
Warfare in antiquity, Hans Delbruck
The military experience in the age of reason, Christopher Duffy
Napoleon's glance, William Duggan
How to make war, James F. Dunnigan
Alexander the Great and the logistics of the Macedonian army, Donald W. Engels
Masters of war: Classical strategic thought, Michael I. Handel
Strategy: the logic of war and peace, Edward N. Luttwak
Feeding Mars: Logistics in Western warfare from the middle ages to the present, John A. Lynn
The swordless samurai, Kitami Masao
The life-giving sword, Yagyu Munenori
The art of war, Sun-Tzu
Winter warfare: Red Army orders and experiences, Joseph G. Welsh and Richard N. Armstrong
Force option: Covert actions and surgical strikes, Brett Woods


Money girl's smart moves to grow rich, Laura D. Adams
Fight for your money, David Bach
A tour of the calculus, David Berlinski
Small game hunting, Tom Brakefield
Complete guide to fitness and health, Barbara Bushman
Smoke and mirrors, Terence W. Campbell
Catastrophe theory, Domenico P. L. Castrigiano and Sandra A. Hayes
Easy algebra, step-by-step, William D. Clark and Sandra Luna McCune
The everything guide to nutrition, Nicole Cormier
All about deer hunting in America, Robert Elman
Geomertry: Euclid and beyond, Robin Hartshorne
General chemistry, Holtzclaw, Robinson, and Odom
Mastering Witchcraft, Paul Huson
Credibility, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
My lie, Meredith Maran
Chemistry essentials for dummies, John T. Moore
The 26 hour day, Vince Panella
Galileo, James Reston Jr.
Let's get real about money, Eric Tyson
Money mastery in just minutes a day, Fred E. Waddell
The productivity handbook, Donald E. Wetmore
The organized executive, Stephanie Winston
Elk and elk hunting, Hartt Wixom
The Tao of health, longevity, and immortality, Eva Wong


The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Exile and the Kingdom, Albert Camus
The Plague, Albert Camus
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
Ysabel, Guy Gavriel Kay
A Dance with Dragons, George R. R. Martin
The Eye, Vladimir Nabokov
Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov

Books that are only on this list because I've heard they're awful, and I like reading awful things:

Celtic traditions: Druids, faeries & Wiccan rituals, Sirona Knight
Empowering your life with natural magic, Sirona Knight
Greenfire: making love with the Goddess, Sirona Knight
The Goddess Sekhmet, Robert Masters
Tankhem: Seth and Egyptian magick, Mogg Morgan
Origins of modern witchcraft: the evolution of a world religion, Ann Moura
Essential handbook of women's spirituality and ritual, Barbara Walker
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