Ancient Mythology

Freyja | Norse Mythology

(also Freya or Frea)

Freyja is the daughter of the sea god Njord. She is a fertility goddess. Her greatest treasure was the Bisings' necklace which she obtained by sleeping with the four dwarves who made it. She gained many admirers through her breathtaking beauty.

Like Odin, Freyja has interest in the heroic dead, dividing the slain up at the end of a battle, determining who was worthy. Freyja is the goddess of both lust and love, she has a lost husband known as Odur or Od. Little is known about this husband though some stories suggest that it was Odin.

Learn more about Freyja in John Lindow's Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs.

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