I wanted to include a page on Goddess books as books are one of my biggest weaknesses. Since I started researching for my website I have had an excellent excuse for adding to my book collection.
Below is a selection of books on Goddesses and Archetypes you may find useful if you wish to do some further reading on this fascinating subject.
The list of Goddess books includes Goddess mythology books and ones that specialise more in Goddess Spirituality. There is even a small section on mythology books for children.
Goddess Gift: Discover your Goddess by Sharon Turnbull. (ISBN 1884743072) This author offered great supported when I started writing this website. Sharon describes it as "a book about Goddesses, especially the one that lives inside you, the inner Goddess who shapes your personality and influences the patterns of your life.”
The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan (ISBN 1567184650) My only regret with this book is I wish I had owned it when I started writing this site. It is the most comprehensive Goddess book I've found to date.
Goddesses in Every Woman: Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives by Jean Shinoda Bolen (ISBN 0060572841) An exploration of the aspects of the female personality through the study of Greek Goddesses
The Greek Myths: by Robert Graves (ISBN 0140171991). This book is a very accessible retelling of Greek myths with excellent referencing to his source materials. This was a very interesting book as it also included commentaries, reinterpretations of the myths and ancient rituals researched by the author.
Penguin Dictionary of Classical Mythology: by Penguin Books (ISBN 0140512357). A useful dictionary of the characters that appear in Greek and Roman mythology.
Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential: by Caroline Myss (ISBN 0517703920). This book is about discovering our purpose in life by exploring our personal Archetypes. This book and the Archetype cards by the same author provided the inspiration to explore Goddess Archetypes in this website.
Thorson's Way of the Goddess: Discover Your Inner Goddess: by Ann- Marie Gallagher (ISBN 0007117876). An excellent, introductory text on Goddess spirituality describing practical ways to discover the Goddess within and bring her into your everyday life.
Woman Who Run With The Wolves: by Clarissa Pinkola Estes (ISBN 071267134X). A collection of folk tales stories to help women remember and reconnected with the wild Goddess within.
365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess: by Patricia Telesco (ISBN 0062515683). A rich serving of Goddess wisdom and rituals from around the world. The book it provides the reader with information on a different Goddess for each day of the year. I particularly liked the index at the end of the book that enables you to find Goddesses associated with specific themes such as abundance, change etc.
The Orchard Book of Greek Myths: by Geraldine McCaughrean (ISBN 1852133732). A selection of 16 of the most popular Greek myths retold in an imaginative and lively style that will appeal to younger children.
Goddesses: A world of Myth and Magic: by Burleigh Muten (ISBN 1841480746). This A-Z listing of Goddesses Myths contains beautiful illustrations by Rebecca Guay.
Circle Round: Raising Children in the Goddess Tradition: by Starhawk (ISBN 0553378058). This book would definitely be on my wish list if my children were younger as it contains Goddess based activities for parents to enjoy with their children and stories from around the world to teach the wisdom of the Goddess.
Goddess Colouring Book: by Marty Noble (ISBN 0486480282) 30 original pictures of Goddesses for children and adults to colour. It includes a brief description of each Goddess.
I hope you have found the information on Goddess books helpful.