Friday, April 16, 2010

Goddess for today is Freya

Norse Mythology - She was Freya Goddess of Love and Beauty
This is how I see myself today, or so I tell myself LOL
I think out of all the Goddess' Freya is one of the most beautiful.  She was strong and beautiful.  Today I am choosing her.

Goddess of love, beauty and fertility. Freyja was also the goddess of witchcraft and war. Like her father and brother, Freyja was originally a Vanir deity before she became a Aesir goddess (Asynia).

In Norse mythology, Freya is a goddess of love and fertility, and the most beautiful and propitious of the goddesses. She is the patron goddess of crops and birth, the symbol of sensuality and was called upon in matters of love. She loves music, spring and flowers, and is particularly fond of the elves (fairies). Freya is one of the foremost goddesses of the Vanir.
She is the daughter of the god Njord, and the sister of Freyr. Later she married the mysterious god Od (probably another form of Odin), who disappeared. When she mourned for her lost husband, her tears changed into gold.
Her attributes are the precious necklace of the Brisings, which she obtained by sleeping with four dwarfs, a cloak (or skin) of bird feathers, which allows its wearer to change into a falcon, and a chariot pulled by two cats. She owns Hildesvini ("battle boar") which is actually her human lover Ottar in disguise. Her chambermaid is Fulla. Freya lives in the beautiful palace Folkvang ("field of folk"), a place where love songs are always played, and her hall is Sessrumnir. She divides the slain warriors with Odin: one half goes to her palace, while the other half goes to Valhalla. Women also go to her hall.

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