Reading List for Celtic and Irish Pagans
If you’re interested in following a Celtic or Irish Pagan path, there are a number of books that are useful for your reading list.
Although there are no written records of the ancient Celtic people, there are a number of reliable books by scholars that are worth reading. Some of the books on this list focus on history, others on legend and mythology.
While this is by no means a comprehensive list of everything you need to understand Irish Paganism, it’s a good starting point, and should help you learn at least the basics of honoring the gods of the Celtic peoples.
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- Dáithí Ó hÓgáin: “The Sacred Isle: Belief And Religion In Pre Christian Ireland”
- Alexander Carmichael: “Carmina Gadelica”
- Barry Cunliffe: “The Celts: A Very Short Introduction”
- Morgan Daimler: “Gods and Goddesses of Ireland”
- Miranda Green: “Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend”
- Ronald Hutton: “The Druids”
- Lora O’Brien: “A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality”
- Luke Eastwood: “A Druid’s Primer”
- Alexei Kondratiev: “The Apple Branch”
- Ronald Hutton: “The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles”
- Daithí Ó hÓgáin: “The Lore of Ireland – An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance”
- Lora O’Brien: “Tales of Old Ireland – Retold”
- John Paul Patton: “The Poet’s Ogam – A Living Magical Tradition”