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PostSubject: Freya   Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:49 am

I have always been intrested in Norse Mytholgy and the figure of Freya is perhaps one of the most popular or well known Goddesses of the Norse Tradition, there are many portryals of her in Pagan Art, and her name is frequently seen.

Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies).

She is the daughter of the god Njord the god of wind, sea, and fire. And she is the sister is Freyr the God of rain and the sun. Once more we see a fertility Goddess being counterparted by a male sun god.

Her attributes are the precious necklace of the Brisings, which she obtained by sleeping with four dwarfs, a cloak (or skin) of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats. She owns Hildesvini ("battle boar") which is actually her human lover Ottar in disguise. Her chambermaid is Fulla. Freya lives in the beautiful palace Folkvang ("field of folk"), a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. She divides the slain warriors with Odin: one half goes to her palace, while the other half goes to Valhalla, women also go to her hall.

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