Despite the Norse goddesses being almost as famous as their male counterparts, the surviving information is somewhat scarce.
The myths that have survived show strong characters who could stand their ground, and despite often only being mentioned as someone’s wife, were powerful in their rights.
Freyja is the goddess of love, fertility, sexuality, beauty, and gold. She’s also a Valkyrie and the Goddess of war and death. Njörður his her father, who had her with his sister (whose name hasn’t been preserved), which makes her a member of the Vanir clan. She’s the sister of Freyr, the god of fertility and controls when the sun shines and when it rains.
Her husband is Óður, who sometimes is thought to be Óðinn, and together they have the daughters Hnoss and Gersemi. Both their names mean treasure. Freyja’s name means lady and is the origin of the Icelandic word “frú” (Mrs). Freyja is also used in the word “húsfreyja” (housewife). Apart from that, the name Freyja is relatively common in Iceland.
In Lokasenna, where Loki offends most if not all gods in Ásgarður, he accuses Freyja of having slept with all the gods and elves, including her brother, which she doesn‘t deny.