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Freyja

HISTORICAL/LORE BASED

Pantheon: Norse, Anglo-Saxon

Other Spellings/Names: Freya; Freyia; (possibly) GullveigHeid (L:V); Freo (Anglo-Saxon); Mardon, Horn, Gefn, Syr (AF:Gylf)

Edda Mentions: Voluspa (referenced); Grimnisal (mentioned); Lokasenna (speaking); Thrymskvida (speaking); Oddrun’s Lament (mentioned); Hyndluliod (star); Gylfaginning (mentioned)

Places of Worship:

Domain/Known For: Freyja gets first chosen of the slain warriors (L:G); See: Gullveig,Heid (L:V); Practices magic (L:L); Pray to her for matters concerning love (AF:Gylf)

Spouse: Od  (L:V; AF:Gylf)

Other Lovers: Freyr,(L:L); Oedi (L:Hyn) 

Children: Hnoss (AF:Gylf)

Parents: Njord,(L:L; AF:Gylf)

Servants/Animal Companions: Chariot pulled by cats (AF:Gylf), Hildsvini boar (L:Hyn)

Dwelling: Sessrumnir, in Folkvangr (L:G; AF:Gylf)

Items:Falcon cloak, Brisingamen necklace (L:T; AF:Gylf)

Other Information: Weeps red-gold tears (AF:Gylf)

UPG/DOXA/EXPERIENCE

Associations:Magic, Cats, Love, Sex, Fertility, War, Ladybugs, Falcons, Valkryies,  Ancestors, (possibly) Runes

Offerings:Strawberries, Volunteer work/rescue cats, Honoring ancestors, Gold things, Sex/Sexual fluids, Chocolate, Amber; Love songs (AF:Gylf)

OTHER

Additional Sources: The Nordic Goddess Freyja (pdf)
Freyja, Lady, Vanis: An Introduction to the Goddess (link to Amazon)
Freyja’s Cats: Perspectives on Recent Viking Age Finds in Thegjandadalur North Iceland (pdf)
Roles of the Northern Goddess (link to Amazon)
The Concept of the Goddess by Sandra Bellington (link to Amazon)
Freyja: The Trivalent Goddess (from Comparative Studies in History of Religions: Their Aim, Scope, and Validity) (link to Google books)
The Positon of the Individual Gods and Goddesses in Various Types of Sources – With Special Reference to Female Divinities(pdf)
The Saga of Vanadis, Volva, and Valkyrja(pdf)
Some Observations of the Goddess Freyja by Jordsvin (online article)
Freyja The Great Goddess of the North by Britt-Marie Nasstrom (link to Amazon)

Devotionals:

E-Shrines: Northern Tradition
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