Modern Freyja → in Norse culture, Freyja was a goddess associated with fertility, magic, love, war and death. Described as a benevolent goddess, she helped with the harvest and taught gods and women the ancient sexual magic of seiðr. Through this, she has been associated with the Valkyries, and is said to have taken up to half of the souls who died in battle as her own warriors. Her appetites for pleasure were great - Loki at one point accused her of having shared the bed of every god and elf in Asgard, even her own brother - but when she married Óðr, she became the embodiment of marital fidelty. When her husband was gone to war, legends say she cried tears of gold from longing for him.