Written by Dyami Millarson
The following are important sources for our knowledge of Gothic paganism:
- Sabbas the Goth whose story has been described by Epiphanius where the Gothic ritual consumption of sacrificial meat is mentioned;
- Likewise, Nicetas the Goth (see page 86 of Ulfilas: Apostle of the Goths) whose deeds (known as Actae Nicetae) have been commemorated in Acta Sanctorum where sacrifice to the Gothic Deities is mentioned;
- Ammianus who wrote about Roman history mentioning the Goths and their custom of shouting praises of the ancestors before going into battle;
- Jordanes who wrote a Gothic history and mentioned the Ansī who are Gothic ancestors, the Amalī who are an Ostrogothic sacral dynasty, and the Balt(h)ī who are a Visigothic sacral dynasty.
- Terminology pertaining to the supernatural in the Gothic language itself, such as wīhs priest, Guþ God, unhulþīns bad spirit, hailags holy.