Goddess of Love and Beauty, Earth, Death,
Sexualty, Power, Fertility, and helpmate to women in labor.
This great Goddess originates in northern
Europe and led the primal matriarchs called Afliae, Powerful Ones or D'sir,
With a rainbow as Her jeweled necklace, she rode a chariot drawn by cats, or
traveled throughout the heavens on her golden boar, Hildeswin, shown here.
Sometimes depicted as the Sow, "mistress" of the gods, she is the
Chief Valkyrie in Her falcon cloak.
Ruler of death, She chose from the bodies spread across battlefields, taking
them to Her palace, where in time they might be born once again through the
nurturance of the moist Earth, another aspect of Freya. Hopeful lovers
worshipped Her as the Goddess of sexuality who made magic with her love prayers.
The runes of Her sword signify power, fertility, and birth. Yew is sacred to
Her, and amber is her gem.
Goddess of love? Yes, but so much more. No demure and bashful Aphrodite rising
from the foam, Freya is power and mystery in Goddess form. In every aspect of
life or death Freya is there.
Freya is the sister of Freyr, daughter of sea god Njord. In her sacred sex
goddess role she was closely involved in love, courtship and marriage rituals,
while the procession of her statue by wagon from place to place was credited
with the gift of prophecy, sexual potency and easing childbirth. Her fertility
aspect was emphasized by various legends of promiscuity in Icelandic Sagas,
especially with Loki.
A duty shared with Odin was sovereignty over death, with the fallen heroes being
divided between them.
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