Essential Books

Close to five hundred different books were mentioned on the nine bibliographies used to compile Druidbooks. Of those hundreds of books, less than 3% were so widely recommended as to be deemed "essential." Here are those few key titles. These nine books are the titles that belong in the library of every Neopagan Druid. Each one comes highly and widely recommended by various Druid organizations and individuals with websites on the net. Fortunately, as of this writing (September 1999) each one is still in print. Following the link on each title will take you to, where you may buy a copy for yourself.

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The Essential Druid Books

Druid Renaissance Druids Celtic Heritage Pagan Celtic Britain Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles Ellis-Davidson Rolleston Mabinogion Tain

Carr-Gomm, Philip, ed., The Druid Renaissance (Thorsons, ISBN 1855384809)

Ellis, Peter Berresford, The Druids (William B. Erdmans Publishers, ISBN 0802841589)

Ellis-Davidson, H.R., Myths and Symbols in Pagan Europe (Syracuse University Press, ISBN 0815624417)

Gantz, Jeffrey, tr., The Mabinogion (Penguin Books, ISBN 0140443223)

Hutton, Ronald, Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles (Blackwell Publications, ISBN 0631189467)

Kinsella, Thomas, tr., The Tain (Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192810901)

Rees, Alwyn and Rees, Brinley, Celtic Heritage (Thames and Hudson, ISBN 0500270392)

Rolleston, T.W., Celtic Myths and Legend (Dover, ISBN 0486265072)

Ross, Anne, Pagan Celtic Britain (Academy Chicago, ISBN 0897334353)

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