Primary Sources – Books on Greek Religion

  • Adkins, Lesley and Roy. Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece
  • Albinus, Lars. The House of Hades: Studies in Ancient Greek Eschatology
  • Alcock, Susan. Placing the Gods: Sanctuaries and Sacred Space in Ancient Greece
  • Anderson, Florence B. Religious Cults Associated with the Amazons
  • Anderson, Warren D. Music and Musicians in Ancient Greece
  • Avagianou, Aphrodite. Sacred Marriage in the Rituals of Greek Religion
  • Bendlin, Andreas, ed. A Companion to Greek Religion
  • Bevan, Edwyn. Sibyls and Seers: A Survey of Some Ancient Theories of Revelation and Inspiration
  • Bevan, Elinor. Representations of Animals in Sanctuaries of Artemis and Other Olympian Deities
  • Blundell, Sue, ed. The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greece
  • Bookidis, Nancy. Demeter and Persephone in Ancient Corinth
  • Borgeaud, Philippe. The Cult of Pan in Ancient Greece
  • Bremmer, Jan. The Early Greek Concept of the Soul
  • Broad, William J. The Oracle:┬áThe Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi
  • Brown, Norman Oliver. Hermes the Thief: The Evolution of a Myth
  • Brumfield, Allaire Chandor. The Attic Festivals of Demeter and Their Relation to the Agricultural Year
  • Burkert, Walter. Ancient Mystery Cults
  • Burkert, Walter. Greek Religion
  • Burkert, Walter. Homo Necans: The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth
  • Burkert, Walter. Savage Energies: Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece
  • Burkert, Walter. Structure and History in Greek Mythology and Ritual
  • Buxton, Richard. Oxford Readings in Greek Religion
  • Campbell, Lewis. Religion in Greek Literature
  • Cole, Susan Guettel. Theoi Megaloi: The Cult of the Great Gods at Samothrace
  • Cole, Susan Guettel. Landscapes, Gender and Ritual Space: The Ancient Greek Experience
  • Connelly, Joan Breton. Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
  • Cornford, Francis. Greek Religious Thought, From Homer to the Age of Alexander
  • Cosmopoulos, Michael B. Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology and Ritual of Ancient Greek Secret Cults
  • Detienne, Marcel. The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks
  • Detienne, Marcel. Dionysos at Large
  • Detienne, Marcel. Dionysos Slain
  • Dillon, Matthew. Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece
  • Dillon, Matthew. Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion
  • Dodd, David, and Christopher Faraone, eds. Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives
  • Dodds, E.R. The Greeks and the Irrational
  • Dow, Sterling. A Sacred Calendar of Eleusis
  • Dowden, Ken. Death and the Maiden: Girls’ Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology
  • Dowden, Ken. Zeus (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series)
  • Edelstein, Emma Jeannette. Asclepius: A Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies
  • Ekroth, Gunnel. The Sacrificial Rituals of Greek Hero-Cults in the Archaic to the early Hellenistic Periods
  • Evans, Arthur. The God of Ecstasy: Sex-Roles and the Madness of Dionysos
  • Faraone, Christopher. Ancient Greek Love Magic
  • Faraone, Christopher. Magika Hiera: Ancient Greek Magic and Religion
  • Farnell, Lewis Richard. The Cults of the Greek States
  • Ferguson, John. Among the Gods: An Archaeological Exploration of Ancient Greek Religion
  • Festugiere, A.J. Personal Religion Among the Greeks
  • Flaceliere, Robert. Greek Oracles
  • Furley, William D. and Jan Maarten Bremer. Greek Hymns: Selected Cult Songs from the Archaic to the Hellenistic Period
  • Furley, William D. Studies in the Use of Fire in Ancient Greek Religion
  • Garland, Robert. The Greek Way of Death
  • Garland, Robert. The Greek Way of Life
  • Gershenson, Daniel. Apollo the Wolf God
  • Goff, Barbara. Citizen Bacchae: Women’s Ritual Practice in Ancient Greece
  • Graf, Fritz. Apollo (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series)
  • Graf, Fritz. Magic in the Ancient World
  • Green, JR. Theatre in Ancient Greek Society
  • Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology
  • Guthrie, W.K.C. Orpheus and Greek Religion
  • Guthrie, W.K.C. The Greeks and Their Gods
  • Hagg, Robin, ed. Ancient Greek Cult Practice from the Archaeological Evidence
  • Hagg, Robin, ed. Ancient Greek Hero Cult
  • Hagg, Robin, ed. Greek Sanctuaries: New Approaches
  • Halliday, W.R. Greek Divination: A Study of its Methods and Principles
  • Hamilton, Richard. Choes and Anthesteria: Athenian Iconography and Ritual
  • Harrison, Jane. Prolegomena to the Study of Greek Religion
  • Harrison, Jane. Themis: A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion
  • Herington, C.J. Athena Parthenos and Athena Polias: A Study in the Religion of Periclean Athens
  • Johnston, Sarah Iles. Hekate Soteira: A Study of Hekate’s Role in the Chaldean Oracles and Related Literature
  • Johnston, Sarah Iles. Mantike: Studies in Ancient Divination
  • Johnston, Sarah Iles. The Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Apollo: The Wind, the Spirit and the God
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Asklepios: Archetypal Image of the Physician’s Existence
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Athene: Virgin and Mother in Greek Religion
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Dionysus: Archetypal Image of Indestructible Life
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Eleusis: Archetypal Image of Mother and Daughter
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Gods of the Greeks
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Hermes: Guide of Souls
  • Kerenyi, Karl. Zeus and Hera: Archetypal Image of Father, Husband and Wife
  • Kingsley, Peter. Ancient Mystery, Magic and Religion
  • Kingsley, Peter. In the Dark Places of Wisdom
  • Kingsley, Peter. Reality
  • Kurtz, Donna and John Boardman, Greek Burial Customs
  • Larson, Jennifer. Ancient Greek Cults: A Guide
  • Larson, Jennifer. Greek Heroine Cults
  • Larson, Jennifer. Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore
  • Lawson, John Cuthbert. Modern Greek Folklore and Ancient Greek Religion
  • LiDonnici, Lynn R. The Epidaurian Miracle Inscriptions
  • Lonsdale, Steven. Dance and Ritual Play in Greek Religion
  • Luck, Georg. Arcana Mundi: Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds
  • Lupu, Eran. Greek Sacred Law: A Collection of New Documents
  • Mansfield, John Magruder. The Robe of Athena and the Panathenaic Peplos
  • Meyer, Marvin W, ed. The Ancient Mysteries: A Sourcebook of Sacred Texts
  • Mikalson, Jon D. Ancient Greek Religion
  • Mikalson, Jon D. Athenian Popular Religion
  • Mikalson, Jon D. Honor Thy Gods: Popular Religion in Greek Tragedy
  • Miller, Robert Daniel. The Origin and Original Nature of Apollo
  • Murray, Gilbert. The Five Stages of Greek Religion
  • Neils, Jenifer. Goddess and Polis: The Panathenaic Festival in Ancient Athens
  • Neils, Jenifer. Worshipping Athena: Panathenaia and Parthenon
  • Nilsson, Martin. The Dionysiac Mysteries of the Hellenistic and Roman Age
  • Nilsson, Martin. Greek Folk Religion
  • Nilsson, Martin. Greek Piety
  • Nilsson, Martin. A History of Greek Religion
  • Ogden, Daniel. Greek and Roman Necromancy
  • Ogden, Daniel. Magic, Witchcraft and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A Sourcebook
  • Otto, Walter F. Dionysus: Myth and Cult
  • Otto, Walter F. The Homeric Gods: The Spiritual Significance of Greek Religion
  • Padilla, Mark W., ed. Rites of Passage in Ancient Greece: Literature, Religion, Society
  • Paget, R.F. In the Footsteps of Orpheus:┬áThe Discovery of the Ancient Greek Underworld
  • Palmer, Leonard R. Mycenaeans and Minoans
  • Parke. H.W. Festivals of the Athenians
  • Parke. H.W. Greek Oracles
  • Parke, H.W. The Oracles of Apollo in Asia Minor
  • Parke, H.W. The Oracles of Zeus: Dodona, Olympia Ammon
  • Parke. H.W. Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity
  • Parker, Robert. Miasma: Pollution and Purification in Early Greek Religion
  • Parker, Robert. Polytheism and Society at Athens
  • Parsinou, Eva. The Light of the Gods: The Role of Light in Archaic and Classical Greek Cult
  • Peck, Elisabeth. A Study of the Greek Priestess
  • Pedley, John Griffiths. Sanctuaries and the Sacred in the Ancient Greek World
  • Pettersson, Michael. Cults of Apollo at Sparta: The Hyakinthia, the Gymnopaidiai and the Karneia
  • Pollard, John. Seers, Shrines and Sirens: The Greek Religious Revolution in the Sixth Century BC
  • Price, Simon. Religions of the Ancient Greeks
  • Price, Theodora. Kourotrophos: Cults and Representations of the Greek Nursing Deities
  • Proddow, Penelope. Demeter and Persephone: Homeric Hymn Number Two
  • Pulleyn, Simon. Prayer in Greek Religion
  • Rice, David Gerard. Sources for the Study of Greek Religion
  • Rohde, Erwin. Psyche: The Cult of Souls and Belief in Immortality Among the Greeks
  • Roller, Lynn. In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele
  • Ronan, Stephen. The Goddess Hekate
  • Rosenzweig, Rachel. Worshipping Aphrodite: Art and Cult in Classical Athens
  • Rosivach, Vincent J. The System of Public Sacrifice in Fourth-Century Athens
  • Rouse, W.H.D. Greek Votive Offerings: An Essay in the History of Greek Religion
  • Scully, Vincent. The Earth, the Temple and the Gods: Greek Sacred Architecture
  • Seaford, Richard. Dionysos (Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series)
  • Segal, Charles. Dionysiac Poetics and Euripides’ Bacchae
  • Sergent, Bernard. Homosexuality in Greek Myth
  • Sfameni, Gasparro. Soteriology and Mystic Aspects in the Cult of Cybele and Attis
  • Shaw, Gregory. Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus
  • Simon, Erika. Festivals of Attica
  • Sissa, Giulia and Marcel Detienne. The Daily Life of the Greek Gods
  • Slater, Philip Elliot. The Glory of Hera: Greek Mythology and the Greek Family
  • Sourvinou-Inwood, Christine. Hylas, the Nymphs, Dionysos and Others: Myth, Ritual, Ethnicity
  • Sourvinou-Inwood, Christine. Tragedy and Athenian Religion
  • Spawforth, Tony. The Complete Greek Temples
  • Van Straten, F.T. Hiera Kala: Images of Animal Sacrifice in Archaic and Classical Greece
  • Vermaseren, M.J. Cybele, Attis and Related Cults
  • Vernant, Pierre. Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece
  • Versnel, H.S. Faith, Hope and Worship: Aspects of Religious Mentality in the Ancient World
  • Von Rudloff, Ilmo Robert. Hekate in Ancient Greek Religion
  • West. M.L. The Orphic Poems
  • Willetts, R.F. Cretan Cults and Festivals
  • Zaidman, Louise Bruit. Religion in the Ancient Greek City