Odin's Gateways
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Odin's Gateways

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"The runes you must find ... Which the mighty sage stained and the powerful gods made and the runemaster of the gods carved out." (The Poetic Edda, translated by C. Larrington) The runes are mysterious and powerful magical keys to the primal forces of nature that shaped Norse and Northern European culture. These twenty-four unique and inspiring symbols of the Elder Futhark...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published November 25th 2009 by Avalonia
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 Odin's Gateways, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Odin's Gateways

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

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 105)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
I just picked up reading at page 67 where I left off when I realized that I finished it last month and put it down to ponder. Yikes, I'm losing my mind!

I bought this book because I am drawn to things Norse ... Asatru, the myths, the values, the fighting, Norse seafaring, Norse influence on Britain ... if it's Norse I probably either LIKE it or LOVE it.

But this books sucks the big one! Perhaps the runes are the only thing Norse that bores me or perhaps it the author's presentation. Is it New-agey...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
If you know nothing about runes but are curious about them then I can definitely recommend you start with this book. It gives you a brief but detailed history of the runes. Enough to whet your appetite but not overpowering. It goes into how to put the runes to a practical use but without giving you the 'definition' of each rune. It is explained so well in the book that you must put your own interpretation on each rune, rather than just "this means that, and that means this". The Norse Gods and t...more
Steve Cran
To receive the knowledge of the Runes Odin hung upside down for 9 days and had one of his eyes pecked out by a raven. At least that is how the legend goes. In reality the Runes were developed by the Northern Europeans and spread over the England. Three Runic alphabets developed Futhark, Futhork and Elder Furthark. This book focuses on the Elder Futhark.

Author Katie Gerard had worked with the Runes for well over ten years before she decided to write this book. At the books beginning there is a br...more
A good book for the beginner and intermediate student of the runes.

After reading the book I concluded that the author knows its trade, all along the pages you can see that she can take you to the real depths of the runic knowledge. However, she prefers to stay on the known path and only shares the basic knowledge. She cites a lot of the good and bad authors as if looking for some backing. This in the end makes a great starting book and a kind of bland intermediate book for the student of the run...more
Gabriel M. Clarke
I'm not entirely sure how to begin writing a quick review of a book on such a large subject. It's certainly a deeply felt, practical, clearly written guide to beginning working with Runes and Gerrard makes the most of more than a decade of carefully considered experiential wisdom. I'd have liked to seen a little more consideration of more modern secondary sources and I felt that she leaned too much on a couple of new age/pagan writers at times. There's a tension here which perhaps has more to do...more
Eugene Brickman
Mar 10, 2014 Eugene Brickman rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diane
I like how the author takes the sagas along with the runes to teach them to you. There are a few extra things in the book was not for me, but is a part of learning the runes.
I was disappointed. Much too New Age.

I did appreciate her inclination toward using a rune cast as opposed to laying out a spread as is done in Tarot.

That's the best thing I can find to say about it.
Karuss marked it as to-read
Sep 04, 2014
Yuhun Şuhan
Yuhun Şuhan marked it as to-read
Sep 03, 2014
Christine marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2014
Rex Ross
Rex Ross is currently reading it
Aug 18, 2014
Silentwind is currently reading it
Aug 16, 2014
Brigid marked it as to-read
Jul 15, 2014
Corvidae is currently reading it
Jun 30, 2014
Beck marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Lisa Gray-Wright
Lisa Gray-Wright marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
William marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2014
Samantha marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2014
Brenda Lively
Brenda Lively marked it as to-read
May 25, 2014
Valerie marked it as to-read
May 18, 2014
Donna marked it as to-read
May 13, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Katie Gerrard is a writer, researcher and workshop facilitator with a passion for the magic of Seidr and the Runes. She has been studying the different forms of Norse magic and working with the Norse Gods since discovering them in the 1990s, when she was at university in West Wales.

Katie lectures and facilitates workshops at national and international events on esoteric subjects, as well as facili...more
More about Katie Gerrard...
Seidr: The Gate is Open The Legacy of Hagger's Hill Priestesses Pythonesses Sibyls - The Sacred Voices of Women Who Speak with and for the Gods

Share This Book