Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Rites of Odin” as Want to Read:
Rites of Odin
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Rites of Odin

2.97 of 5 stars 2.97  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Open the door to the ancient Norse world of magic and spirituality with "The Rites of Odin" by Ed Fitch. The ancient religion of Northern Europe was one of remarkable strength and power, as well as magic and beauty. Its adherents were themselves a solid and adventurous lot: the Norse, Slavs, Germans, ancient Russians, and of course, the Vikings.
"The Rites of Odin "is a co
...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published September 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published September 1st 2002)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Rites of Odin, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Rites of Odin

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 188)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Ruby Hollyberry
This author has absolutely ZERO idea what he is talking about. Never bother with this, it is totally invented crap by someone who failed to even read up on the subject.
Wulf
This book was a gift from a friend. I initially was interested in it, just to see what it was about, as it was the first book I had read Norse related from Llewellyn. The Rites of Odin is a book in Llewellyn's Teutonic Magick Series. The word "Magick" is a dead giveaway of what I found inside.

The book itself is a quick read. It covers basic subjects that most beginner books would cover. It also has a craft/brewing section. To someone new coming into Heathenry, this book would seem like a good s
...more
Ranae
Pick up this book if you want to know what the Norse traditions are not. Actually that is most likely what people do. I am surprised Llewellyn let this one be published.
Andrea
Basically just as spot on as Lewellyn's other books - that is, utter garbage. Not worth buying, and not worth reading.
Michael
May 23, 2013 Michael rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: beginning neopagans, Llewellyn fans, Heathens
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
Shelves: magic
The main thing I can say in this book's defense is that there wasn't much else around at the time it was published. Its purpose was to present a program for neo-pagans interested in the Norse mythos (today known as "Heathens"). It does this essentially by giving a bunch of predictable and unimaginative rituals that the user could have more profitably written themselves, if there had been some background information about the gods and the religious context. Fitch provides extremely little of that ...more
Susan
I enjoyed some of the wording, good to inspire me to write something better however, it is not a very good book and not at all very useful to me.
Barbara
Can I count this ways this book is in error, lame, without basis in Asatru and downright silly?
Aggatha
I recomed this to show to people what not to read about North myths
Jerry W.
Jerry W. marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2015
Tara
Tara marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2014
Kelda
Kelda added it
Jan 28, 2015
Dacilen
Dacilen marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Debbie Dempsey
Debbie Dempsey marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2014
Jon Gardner
Jon Gardner marked it as to-read
Oct 31, 2014
Scottii
Scottii marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2014
Maria
Maria marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Also used Edward Fitch on some books. Also has gone by "Ea" and was initiated into the Gardnerian tradition by Ray and Rosemary Buckland in 1967.
More about Ed Fitch...
Magical Rites from the Crystal Well A Grimoire of Shadows: Witchcraft, Paganism, & Magick The Rites of Odin Castle of Deception il libro segreto delle arti magiche

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »