Norse Goddesses

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The list author says: "I've always been interested in Norse myths and the strong female characters in them. As I learned more, I was even more impressed - not a lot of detail has survived about most of the goddesses, but they still make a strong impression! I hope you enjoy the books on this list as much as I did."
Roles of the Northern Goddess
1.  Roles of the Northern Goddess by Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson
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  "This book is classic - she studies the goddesses through their functions: goddess of milk, the hunt, etc. Davidson is a well-known scholar of Norse myth who writes approachable, interesting books."
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The Feminist Companion to Mythology
2.  The Feminist Companion to Mythology by Carolyne Larrington
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  "Larrington edited this book and wrote the section on Scandinavia. Her comments on Gerd and Skadi are paticularly insightful, but it's all worth reading. She also discusses other female powers, such as disir."
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The Spindle Hearth ~A Sourcebook for Goddess-Centered Living~
3.  The Spindle Hearth ~A Sourcebook for Goddess-Centered Living~ by D. Kate Dooley
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  "This is a fascinating book, one which combines traditional lore with the Norse Goddesses to give insight into old folkways and feminine magic. Both practical and insightful."
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Magic of the Norse Goddesses: Mythology, Ritual, Tranceworking
4.  Magic of the Norse Goddesses: Mythology, Ritual, Tranceworking by Alice Karlsdottir
The list author says:
  "This is an excellent book. She studies Frigga and the goddesses around her, as does Dooley's book. (It's nice to see Frigga getting some limelight after Freya getting at least two books to herself, and the lion's share of attention.) She points out similiarites between Frigga and the Irish goddess Brigit, a connection that makes a lot of sense."
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Freyja - The Great Goddess of the North (Lund Studies in History of Religions)
5.  Freyja - The Great Goddess of the North (Lund Studies in History of Religions) by Britt-Mari Nasstrom
The list author says:
  "Two on Frigga, two on Freya. This book comes from a definite point of view - she takes an almost Gravesian stance on Freya as the goddess who inspires a king or hero. (A sort of Northen White Goddess.) All the same, she does gather together a lot of information on Freya, whether you agree with her interpretation or not."
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Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess
6.  Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess by Patricia M. Lafayllve
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  "All things Freya. This book has brought together all the information available on the Vanadis, as well as the author's personal insights. A very good, very thorough book on the Lady."
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The Faces of the Goddess
7.  The Faces of the Goddess by Lotte Motz
The list author says:
  "I'm listing this book mainly because Lotte Motz's book on Norse Goddesses, The Beauty and the Hag, is hard to come by. Motz is sort of the anti-Gimbutas; she's definitely worth reading. She questions orthodoxy, whether it's the Goddess movement or anyone else. You may not agree with her, but she is stimulating.
(As you can probably tell, I'm a fan.)"
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Asyniur: Women's Mysteries in the Northern Tradition
8.  Asyniur: Women's Mysteries in the Northern Tradition by Sheena McGrath
The list author says:
  "Okay, hands up, I wrote this. Naturally, I think it's a good book, but the most heartening thing for me is that so many others have come around. When I was writing this, I had to go to university libraries to get information, now there are many good, popular books on the goddesses of the North for people to read.
I tried to cover all the goddesses, and female powers."
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Northern Mysteries and Magick: Runes & Feminine Powers
9.  Northern Mysteries and Magick: Runes & Feminine Powers by Freya Aswynn
The list author says:
  "There's not actually a great deal in here about goddesses and feminine powers. However, it was a new thing at the time, and still worth reading for her insights into the goddesses."
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Goddess of the North
10.  Goddess of the North by Lynda C. Welch
The list author says:
  "This book may annoy your Heathen readers, but it's a good introduction to the Norse goddesses if you're coming at it from a more Goddess-y perspective. I think the author should have concentrated more on what made the Norse goddesses unique, rather than universalizing them, but that's one of the big debates in studying mythology, whether to focus or generalize."
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