Friday, September 24, 2010

Goddess Freya -Goddess of Love, Beauty & War

(Goddess Freya is one of my favorite Goddesses, the Goddess of love, beauty & war. Friday's Goddess a force to be reckoned with. Celebrate every Friday by honoring this Goddess.)

Goddess Freya -Goddess of Love, Beauty & War

Freya is one of the major Goddesses of Norse Mythology. Equal in prowess to Thor, Freya is nearly the equal of Odin, the Allfather. She is the Goddess of Love and Beauty, one of the original fertility goddesses of the region. Patron of young lovers, Freya is viewed as a force for good in the world – protector of the weak, healer, granter of magic and source of love and peace. She listens to the prayers of men and women seeking love and helps them when she can.

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.

As the Goddess of Beauty, the Lady Freya is the most beautiful female in the Nine Realms. The sexy Vanir Goddess is an enchantress, captivating all with her magic and her beauty.

Cats are closely associated with the Goddess Freya. They act as message carriers, spies, and familiars. A pair of large cats pull the Goddess's chariot, as well.

Brisingamen is one of the Lady's treasures. A magical necklace forged for her by the dwarves, Brisingamen enhances even Goddess Freya's bountiful charms. While wearing it, the Lady is completely irresistible, even to other gods and goddesses.

Beautiful, powerful and mysterious - Freya is the archetypical woman
The essence of beauty, Freya is the loveliest of all the Goddesses. Many of the Norse myths involve Gods and Giants pursuing Freya or trying to trick the Goddess into wedding one of them... or at least sleeping with one of them. Being a powerful Goddess, she doesn't put up with that!

Freya's Attributes:

Names Lady, Seer, Great Goddess, The Sage, Freyja of the Black Swordhand, Queen of the Valkyries

Colors Red - physical love

Black - protection, revenge

Silver or Green - all other aspects

Incense/Oil rose, sandalwood, mint, floral scents

Symbols cats, the number 13, boars, full moon, horses, swords, necklaces, Brisingamen, 5-pointed stars, Falcon

Stones/Metals amber, emerald, jade, malachite, moonstone, gold, silver, copper

Plants alder, birch, bramble, elder, feverfew, mint, mugwort, rose, tansy, thyme, vervain, yarrow, apple, valerian

Day Friday

Runes kaunaz, fehu, uruz, tiwaz

Element Water

Frey is Freya's brother


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