The Troth is an organization that unites people around the world who worship and honor the old Gods and Goddesses of the Germanic peoples. There are many different traditions within this religion, including Ásatrú, Theodism, Odinism, and others—but what unites us all is deep love for the old Gods and Goddesses, for our worthy ancestors, and for the values expressed in our myths and stories. We work every day to rebuild our ancient religion and bring it into the modern world, while staying true to our ancient roots. The Troth publishes an expanding line of books, as well as a quarterly journal, Idunna. We aim to be a resource for all who would learn more about our ways.
You can download our current catalog in PDF format by clicking here.
Our Troth: First published in 1993, Our Troth was hailed as an “instant classic”. We are proud to have republished it as a two-volume set, greatly expanded and updated. Our Troth is the most comprehensive book ever published on old and revived Germanic religion.
Available in paperback from Amazon.com or directly from the Troth. Hardcovers are only available by direct order from the Troth.
The Cult of Óðinn and Miscellaneous Studies by Kveldúlfr Gundarsson
Words for Warriors: A book for Heathens in the military, with spiritual and practical guidance on military issues. $13.99. Also available as a PDF download for $5.00. Coming soon for the Amazon Kindle and other e-readers!
Norse Magical and Herbal Healing: The first translation of a medieval Icelandic medical book on healing herbs, healing magic, and later folklore. $12.00. Also available as a PDF download for $5.00. Or buy it from Amazon.com!
2012 Old Heathen's Almanac: 2012 may be long gone, but there's still plenty of timeless and useful information here -- a calendar of religious and secular holidays, tips on gardening and crafting, recipes, reflections on the seasons from a Heathen perspective, and much more! $10.00. Also available as a PDF download for $5.00.
2013 Old Heathen's Almanac: We did another one of these in 2013. There's everything here from seasonal recipes, Heathen reflections and poetry, gardening tips, folk games and crafts, and more! $10.00. Also available as a PDF download for $5.00.
The Troth Lore Series: These are fresh, new English translations of Old Norse legendary sagas and tales. Heroes of the Heathen past deal with giants and dragons, battle armies and sorcerors, and even encounter the old Gods now and then. Most of these legendary sagas, or fornaldarsögur, have never been translated before, or else are hard to find in English. We provide full bibliographies and complete commentary to help you understand these tales in context. Whether you’re a serious scholar of mythology, or just love Viking adventures, you’ll want these!
Available from Lulu.com, Amazon.com, or by direct order from the Troth
The Hrafnista Sagas: A cycle of four legendary sagas about a family of mighty men from Hrafnista, Norway, and their battles with foes both human and inhuman. $16.99. Also available as a PDF download for $5.00.
The Saga of Hromund Gripsson: A ripping Viking tale of quests for treasures, struggles against treachery, and battles against foes both human and inhuman. Available exclusively as an e-book. $3.00 for PDF download or Amazon Kindle.
Six Sagas of Adventure: A collection of what are called Abenteursagas or "romances". Sagas like this are set mostly in Scandinavia, in a rather nebulous Viking past. They show some influence from folktales and continental tales of chivalry. But whatever they may lack in historical reliability, they more than make up for in flash and dash. Here you'll find everything from lustful dwarves and man-eating vultures, to haughty female "maiden-kings" who take up sword and shield and scorn marriage, to priceless treasures kept in evil temples by ogre-priestesses, to shapeshifting villains and wicked sorcerors... and of course, the handsome hero always rises to the occasion and wins the princess in the end. For centuries, these sagas kept many an Icelandic family entertained on dark and icy winter nights -- and they can do the same for you! The book is available on Amazon.com in a softcover print edition; and in an edition for the Kindle; and, of course, on our Lulu page (we offer a discount on printed books if you buy from Lulu).
Idunna is the Troth’s quarterly journal. Each issue is organized around a theme of interest to Heathens. You’ll find a stimulating mix of work from some of the best Heathen writers and artists working today—including:
- feature articles ranging from academic studies to personal essays
- poetry and fiction
- book and music reviews
- regular columns and commentary
Issues in boldface are available as reprints through Lulu.com. Most cost $7.25 in print, although unusually short or long issues may cost a little more or less. Reprints can also be purchased as PDF electronic files for $3.00 each (search Lulu.com for the titles you want). All other issues listed are still available by direct order for $6.00, while supplies last. If you're interested in an issue that isn't listed here, keep checking back; we're actively working on getting every issue reprinted.
28 (Fall ‘95): Norse Cosmography
29 (Winter ‘95): Teutonic Social Structures
30 (Winter ‘96-7): Holda
31 (Winter ‘97): Baldr
32 (Summer ‘97): Troth
44 (Summer ‘00): Iceland
47 (Spring ‘01): Humor
48 (Harvest ‘01): The Sea
50 (Winter ‘01): Celebrating the Troth
52 (Summer ‘02): Animals
55 (Spring ‘03): Hofs and Harrows
Books from Amazon.com: We review many books and music recordings, and even the occasional movie, in Idunna. Most of these are available through our Amazon.com store. Here we've posted excerpts from the reviews in Idunna. We review books ranging from fiction, to children's and young adult books, to basic texts of Germanic myth and legend, to heavyweight academic scholarship. Our music reviews encompass classical, early music, folk, heavy metal -- as long as it has something to do with our religion and folkways, we'll review it. No matter what your interests, tastes, or level of knowledge, you can find something good to read or listen to here!
HOW TO ORDER:
Online orders from Amazon.com: Order from the Troth’s store at http://astore.amazon.com/thetro-20
To order directly from the Troth: Send check or money order to:
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please include $4 shipping and handling for the first item and $1 for each additional item. Please provide a valid shipping address, and allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Prices in this catalog are current as of January 2010 but may be subject to change. Orders will be refunded if an item is out of stock, if payment is insufficient, or if shipping and handling is not included.
To join the Troth: Membership includes a 1-year subscription (four issues) to Idunna, access to our e-mail lists, and after one year, eligibility for our Clergy and Lore training programs.
Annual membership dues are as follows:
Booksellers wishing to place wholesale orders may contact the Troth directly for terms and pricing.
The Troth is open to all who seek to know and to honor the Gods, ancestors, and values of the Germanic Heathen traditions, regardless of gender, race, nationality or sexual orientation. The Troth stands against any use of Germanic religion and culture to advance causes of racism, sexism, homophobia, white supremacy, or any other form of prejudice.