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« Topic Start: March 19, 2007, 11:19:31 am »

I know there are some good general mythology sites and books wandering around out there, and every once in a while they get dug up and suggested to someone who's asked a question.  But there are also plenty of resources dedicated to the mythology and/or worship of just one or two deities, which I think (I would hope, at least) tend to go a little more in depth.  I also know that many of us have a particular interest in one or two or a small handful of deities, and thus have run across these resources concerning the deities we're interested in (or vice versa), so I thought...  Why not start a thread and see if we can collect some of those in one place instead of them just kind of showing up in bits and pieces as people express an interest in learning about particular deities?

Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?
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« Reply #1: March 19, 2007, 12:05:13 pm »

Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?

In the short essay I did on Brighid and the Cauldron Cill, I listed a number of books and websites that I think are good sources for information on Brighid.  It's pasted below with a couple of books added.  Note that only a couple are just about Brighid, and none are just about Brighid as a goddess.  As I said in the essay:

"Many books and websites touch on Brigid, either as goddess, as saint, or both.  Some of the resources listed here focus on the iconography and epigraphy of the goddess Brigid, as understood through the archeological record.  Some detail the legends and historically recorded celebrations dedicated to Saint Brigid, often as possible survivals of pre-Christian pagan practices.  Others suggest more modern, spiritually oriented interpretations ritual expressions of a devotion to Brigid."

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Berger, Pamela, The Goddess Obscured:  Transformations of the Grain Protectress from Goddess to Saint, Beacon Press, 1985.

Bladey, Conrad, Brigid of the Gael:  A Guide for the Study of St. Brigid of Kildare, A Sourcebook for Classroom Use, Hutman Productions, 2000.

Clark, Rosalind, The Great Queens:  Irish Goddesses from the Morrígan to Cathleen ní Houlihan, Barnes and Noble Books, 1991.

Condren, Mary, The Serpent and the Goddess:  Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland, HarperCollins Publishers, 1989.

Freeman, Mara, Kindling the Celtic Spirit: Ancient Traditions to Illumine Your Life Throughout the Seasons, Harper San Francisco, 2001.

Green, Miranda, Celtic Goddesses: Warriors, Virgins and Mothers, British Museum Press, 1995.

Gregory, Lady, A Book of Saints and Wonders, Colin Smythe Limited, 1972.

Harrow, Judy, Devoted to You: Honoring Deity in Wiccan Practice, Citadel Press, 2003.

Hutton, Ronald, The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles:  Their Nature and Legacy, Blackwell Publishing, 1993.

Hutton, Ronald, Stations of the Sun:  A History of the Ritual Year in Britain, Oxford University Press, 1996.

Jones, Noragh, Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent:  Celtic Women’s Spirituality, Lindisfarne Press, 1994.

Kondratiev, Alexei, The Apple Branch:  A Path to Celtic Ritual, Citadel Press, 2003.

Monaghan, Patricia, The Goddess Path:  Myths, Invocations, and Rituals, Llewellyn Publications, 2004.

Monaghan, Patricia, The Red-Haired Girl from the Bog:  The Landscape of Celtic Myth and Spirit, New World Library, 2003.

Ó Duinn, Seán, The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint, The Columba Press, 2005.

Ross, Anne, Pagan Celtic Britain, Academy Chicago Publishers, 1996.


Websites

http://www.adf.org/articles/gods-and-spirits/celtic/brigid.html

http://www.adf.org/articles/gods-and-spirits/celtic/brigit-behind-the-veil.html

http://www.applewarrior.com/celticwell/ejournal/imbolc/

http://www.brigitsforge.co.uk/

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintb03.htm

http://www.cin.org/saints/bridkild.html

http://www.druidry.org/obod/deities/brigid.html

http://druidry.org/obod/festivals/imbolc/

http://inanna.virtualave.net/brigit.html

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02784b.htm

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/b/brigid.html

http://realmagick.com/articles/07/1807.html

http://www.shadowdrake.com/brigit1.html

http://www.solasbhride.ie/



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« Reply #2: March 23, 2007, 07:25:48 pm »

More stuff to track down through the library. Oh goody. If you could only purchase one book on this list, what would it be? I've restricted my book habit to a budget, at least until I get my income tax refund back. I have read "Red Haired Girl from the Bog" and really loved it, but don't own it. Next time it shows up at my local pagan shop, I'll snatch it up.

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« Reply #3: March 23, 2007, 07:34:43 pm »

More stuff to track down through the library. Oh goody. If you could only purchase one book on this list, what would it be? I've restricted my book habit to a budget, at least until I get my income tax refund back. I have read "Red Haired Girl from the Bog" and really loved it, but don't own it. Next time it shows up at my local pagan shop, I'll snatch it up.

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It depends on what you're looking for.  Are you looking for descriptions of traditions associated with Brighid?  If so, then I'd say go with The Rites of Brigid, Goddess and Saint.  More about what we know about the goddesses?  Green's Celtic Goddesses.  A really good piece on Imbolc?  Stations of the Sun

Unfortunately, there isn't one good book on Brighid as goddess.  *sighs*  You really have to piece things together.

Oh, and check out Amazon's used book sellers and abebooks.com.  I've gotten most of my books for cheap from those sources.
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« Reply #4: March 23, 2007, 08:55:06 pm »


And Mara Freeman's book is just great all the way around.
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« Reply #5: March 24, 2007, 09:23:13 am »


Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?

My favorite link on Tonan

http://www.nyupress.org/sisterstories/

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« Reply #6: March 27, 2007, 01:09:33 am »

Recently I've been trying to research Gwyn Ap Nudd...I shall direct people to the Net resources collected on a livejournal entry of mine:

http://onespider.livejournal.com/23787.html

Also, here's a a translation of The Black Book of Camarthen, which mentions Him in the poem "The Dialogue of Gwyn Ap Nudd and Gwyddno Garahir." Featured also throughout the text are Arthur, Merlin (Myrddin), Urien, and Taliesin:

http://www.ancienttexts.org/library/celtic/ctexts/bbcindex.html

DO NOT, however, go to Gwynapnudd.com. It's...seems to be...just some guy's historically inaccurate novel.
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« Reply #7: May 29, 2007, 12:03:56 am »

Recently I've been trying to research Gwyn Ap Nudd...I shall direct people to the Net resources collected on a livejournal entry of mine:

http://onespider.livejournal.com/23787.html

That LJ entry you linked to must be friends-locked- I get "Forbidden" when I click on it. Can you re-post the list here? I'd be interested- I'm more on the Irish/Scottish side of things, but I'm interested in Fionn MacCumail, who may have links to Gwynn. Their names are linguistic cognates, and there are some mythological parallels as well such as Gwynn's association with the Wild Hunt and Fionn's connection to the Otherworld.
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« Reply #8: May 29, 2007, 01:19:37 am »

Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?

I've been collecting deity-specific links- I'm not going to claim these all have accurate info, but peruse thru them...

http://del.icio.us/Caelesti/Deities
http://del.icio.us/Caelesti/Greek_Deities
http://del.icio.us/Caelesti/celtic_deities
http://del.icio.us/Caelesti/norse_Deities
http://del.icio.us/Caelesti/Brigid

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Guises of the Morrigan (author?) this is mentioned in the Morrigan thread
Karl Kerenyi (or Carl Cerenyi depends) has a bunch of books on Greek deities-
Dionysus, Apollo, Eleusis (Demeter & Persephone) Zeus and Hera, Asclepius, Prometheus (any more I'm missing?)
(I haven't read any of these but I hear they're good.)
List on Amazon (not mine) of Demeter & Persephone related books
http://tinyurl.com/2rzvyj


I have read these however, and I recommend them:
Dionysus: Myth & Cult by Walter Otto
The Meaning of Aphrodite by Paul Friedrich
Hekate in Early Greek Religion by Robert von Rudloff
Lady with a Mead Cup by Michael Enright talks about the cult of the Romano-Celtic (Gaulish) Mercury (Lugus), his goddess-consort Rosmerta and the connection between the cults of Mercury, Lugus and Wodan/Odin.
Wisdom of the Outlaw by Joseph F. Nagy about Fionn MacCumhail who could be considered a sort of demi-god or possibly "deity faded to hero" in myth.
For more on this see- Fionn MacCumhal: the Stag/Hunting God of Ireland by John Machate
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« Reply #9: May 29, 2007, 05:56:17 pm »

I know there are some good general mythology sites and books wandering around out there, and every once in a while they get dug up and suggested to someone who's asked a question.  But there are also plenty of resources dedicated to the mythology and/or worship of just one or two deities, which I think (I would hope, at least) tend to go a little more in depth.  I also know that many of us have a particular interest in one or two or a small handful of deities, and thus have run across these resources concerning the deities we're interested in (or vice versa), so I thought...  Why not start a thread and see if we can collect some of those in one place instead of them just kind of showing up in bits and pieces as people express an interest in learning about particular deities?

Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?


Any of Karl Kerenyi's books on specific Greek deities. (his book on Dionysus is head-spinning...)

I don't have a list immediately available, but probably could post one later.
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Any of Karl Kerenyi's books on specific Greek deities. (his book on Dionysus is head-spinning...)

I don't have a list immediately available, but probably could post one later.

Do you know which of his books are in print, and which aren't? (Or in the case of those out of print, how common are they? I've seen Eleusis in bookstores but none of the others. My library system seems to have most of them, though.
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« Reply #11: May 30, 2007, 05:54:41 pm »

Do you know which of his books are in print, and which aren't? (Or in the case of those out of print, how common are they? I've seen Eleusis in bookstores but none of the others. My library system seems to have most of them, though.

I know the Apollo one is ridiculously out of print (though I got a PDF copy*dances*)


Umm...the Dionysus, Athena, Demeter/Persephone books I believe are all in print, as are Gods of the Greeks and Heroes of the Greeks and a number of others. I have quite a few on my amazon wishlist, all immediately available from them, but I can't get to it right now.
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« Reply #12: June 02, 2007, 02:06:41 am »

That LJ entry you linked to must be friends-locked- I get "Forbidden" when I click on it. Can you re-post the list here? I'd be interested- I'm more on the Irish/Scottish side of things, but I'm interested in Fionn MacCumail, who may have links to Gwynn. Their names are linguistic cognates, and there are some mythological parallels as well such as Gwynn's association with the Wild Hunt and Fionn's connection to the Otherworld.

Oops - ok, I unlocked the entry. Linking to it again, as it's a bit long: http://onespider.livejournal.com/23787.html

(That entry includes a link to a cafepress store where they sell t-shirts with Gwyn Ap Nudd on them. Cheesy )
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« Reply #13: June 02, 2007, 11:57:24 pm »

Are there any deity-specific books or links you would recommend?

I certainly have some favorite deity/mythology-related websites.  What I can't do is claim their accuracy.  The first one especially is just for fun (I hope it doesn't offend anyone.  I occasionally want to remind myself not to take things too seriously  Smiley).  The second is about Hindu deities and the third one is packed with information about Greek mythology.  I do recommend the third one for research. 

http://www.godchecker.com/
http://www.sanatansociety.org/hindu_gods_and_goddesses.htm
http://www.theoi.com/Pantheon.html
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« Reply #14: June 03, 2007, 05:59:30 am »

The first one especially is just for fun (I hope it doesn't offend anyone.  I occasionally want to remind myself not to take things too seriously  Smiley).
http://www.godchecker.com/
Actually, while Godchecker certainly is fun, they're also fairly good on accuracy.  Irreverent reverence in action.

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