Resources

This is an ever-evolving list of web resources i’ve found useful. Links are roughly arranged by topic.

Hinduism

Wikipedia is actually not a bad place to get a crash-course on Hinduism—although of course it shouldn’t be your only source of information. Here are some links that i think make for a good beginning.

Gods/Goddesses:

Brahma
Sarasvati
Vishnu
Lakshmi
Rama
Sita
Hanuman
Krishna
Radha
Shiva
Parvati
Ganesha
Kartikeya
Durga
Kali
Indra
Agni
Surya
This isn’t an exhaustive list of Hindu deities, but it’s a good beginning

Branches

Vaishnavism
Shaivism
• Kashmir Shaivism
Shaktism
Smartism
Advaita Vedanta
Dvaitadvaita
Vishishtadvaita
Tantra

Texts

Vedas
Upanishads
Bhagavad-Gita

Some Notable People (shamelessly biased by my own interests)

Shankara
Nimbarka
Chaitanya
Meerabai
Lalleshvari
Akka Mahadevi
Ramakrishna
Sarada Devi
Vivekananda

[more to come]

Heathenry

4 (Real) Reasons Heathens Hate Lokeans: By a Lokean (Lokavinr)
• I feel like this should be required reading in the Heathen community (and i’m only half kidding)

What the Norns Told Me (Raven Kaldera)
• Explores the idea of “higher” and “lower” faces of the Gods. Reading this essay in the beginning of my journey hugely helped me wrap my mind around some of what i was experiencing; i come back to it with some regularity

Bonnetain’s Loki: Mover of Stories (Myriad’s English translation)
• Explores Loki in His role as sagna hrœrir, “Mover of Stories”

[info on runes to come]

Hindu-Heathen crossover stuff

Hinduism and Heathenry share a common root in Proto-Indo-European culture. As such, you’ll find many parallels between the two traditions. These are examples of sources i’ve encountered that shed some light on these connections—deepening my understanding of my faith and my Gods, and giving me further guidance in developing my own practice.

A New Place for Loki (Part 1 | Part 2) (Dagulf Loptson)
• Explores the connections between Loki and Agni

 Apollon and Artemis, Shiva and Parvati (Lykeia)
• Yes yes, not Heathen, i know. But the Hellenic tradition also shares Proto-Indo-European roots with Heathenry and Hinduism, so there’s some useful information here for Pagans of various stripes; especially good food for thought on syncreticism


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