About us

What we do

Hravan is an online library that catalogues books and other resources related to Germanic paganism. All books catalogued here have at least a link to a downloadable pdf-file. We strive to add other formats like epub and kindle as well, but this is not always possible.

It is our mission to make information about Germanic paganism freely available. This information can consist of books, events, blogs, websites, and whatever else you can think of. We are constantly working on improving our platform to make it easy for you to find all the heathen knowledge you are looking for.

What is Germanic paganism?

We define Germanic paganism in quite a broad sense here, simply because we want to offer a lot of different viewpoints on historical and contemporary forms of Germanic paganism. This means you’ll find books here that do not align with your specific viewpoint, and occasionally it means we will post books that are not strictly speaking Germanic, but from neighboring traditions people like the Celts and the Slavs produced. In it’s core Hravan will always be a platform dedicated to Germanic paganism though. We have no intention of treating paganism like some universalist and rootless thing that can be whatever one wants.

We have chosen to name the subject matter on this site “Germanic paganism”. We could have made a different choice here, but we believe that “Germanic paganism” encompasses a lot of different varieties like Odinism, Asatru, Odalism, Wotanism and Heathenry.

Improving available books

Many older books were scanned and put online at some point, without much regard for the file size or the layout of the book. We are working to make sure that those books get optimized in terms of file size, as well as layout. Optimizing the available books is an ongoing project.

If you like the idea behind this project and think you can be of help in expanding our catalogue, please contact us. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions to enhance our platform.

Future plans

Hravan is still in its early stages of development. For the near future we plan to expand the number of titles in our library. Besides that we are working hard to make sure that the titles in our library are optimized for reading on digital devices. This will be a slow and ongoing process, but nonetheless it means that what we have to offer gets better by the day.

Multiple languages

We have always wanted to make Hravan a multilingual library. We want to add different language versions so that what you can browse the site in your own (Germanic) language. We believe that your native language resonates with your soul in a way a second language does not.

Hravan currently offers an English version, as well as a German version. The amount of content on the German version is currently quite limited, but it will grow in size over time.

Adding new language versions will be done in order of the number of native speakers it has, which means new language versions will be added in the following order:

  • German
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Frisian
  • Icelandic
  • Faroese

Keep in mind that this order is not set in stone, as it mostly depends on the number of volunteers we can find to make new language versions possible.

Paper books

Besides these plans for the online platform,we hope to be able to publish physical works in the long term. This however, is a low priority at the moment.

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