Welcome aboard! I'm going to agree with a lot that novelog
has already stated. I know I certainly didn't expect to end up with who I did, but I would not trade it for the world.
However. I am not a patient type of person, and I did a lot of research on the deities that I seemed interested in, or had some sort of similarities with. Though again, even though I did research, I didn't end up staying with my chosen deities.
If you are looking for books, I'm sure you will get a boat load of suggestions. I can't speak about the Celtic Pantheon, but as far as the Norse go (and again you'll get a lot of suggestions) is Galina Krasskova's book
. I also recommend Diana Paxon's book
.Edited at 2009-07-22 09:43 pm (UTC)
picword: Njord of the sea (Norse God)