Monday, June 29, 2009


Freyja, a mythological Princess of Sweden, is the Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. She is the patron of crops and birth, a symbol of sensuality, and is called upon in matters of the heart.

Freyja is also associated with war, battle, death, magic, prophecy, and wealth. She lives in a beautiful palace called Folkvangr, a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. It is here she receives one half of the dead lost in battle while Odin receives the other half at Valhalla.

Freyja marries Od (a version of Odin) and like the Egyptian goddess Isis and Greek goddess Aphrodite, travels the world seeking her lost husband and weeping tears of gold. Her attributes are the necklace of the Brisings, a cloak of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats.

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Ket Geirfinnsdóttir said...

Freyja is not simply "swedish" she is ancient Norse, since her existence stems beyond the time of sweden even being recognised as a country, I could even argue that she is more closely linked to Vikings who settled in present day Norway and Iceland. She is a popular worshipped goddess belogning to ancient norse religion in general and to all the viking norse clans throughout scandinavia.

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

thanks, Ket, for your comment. I appreciate the clarification. -)

Ket Geirfinnsdóttir said...

No problem , I thought I would clear this up because I am a Skandinavian :) !

Rita Strough said...

I do channeled spirit communication and recently connected with a being who looked exactly like the picture of Freyja I found through an image search. She told me her name was Fehliyha. This is the second time a Norse god has come through me. I had no prior knowledge of any of this information and only did the searching after the channeled information. How awesome! I think they are coming in clearly because as the other god that came through me (Heimdall) said, the "have you not heard the trumpet blast?" I think Ragnarok is begun.

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

Thanks, Rita, for posting. How cool is that!

Hopefully, Eric and I will be the two human survivors ... however, at our age, we won't be able to do too much re-populating but think of all the fun we will have!