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Freyja

Freyja - norse mythology, fertility, godess, freyja
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In Norse mythology, Freyja (Old Norwegian meaning the "Lady") is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, victory, war, and death. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brisingamen, rides a chariot driven by two cats, owns the boar Hildisvani, possesses a cloak of falcon feathers, and, by her husband Odr, is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. Along with her brother Freyr (Old Norwegian meaning "Lord"), her father Njord, and her mother (Njord's sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vanir. Stemming from Old Norse Freyja, modern forms of the name include Freya, Freja, Freyia, and Freia.

Freyja rules over her heavenly afterlife field Folkvang and there receives half of those that die in battle, whereas the other half go to the god Odin's hall, Valhalla. Freyja assists other deities by allowing them to use her feathered cloak, is invoked in matters of fertility and love, and is frequently sought after by powerful jotuns who wish to make her their wife. Freyja's husband, the god Odr, is frequently absent. She cries tears of red gold for him, and searches for him under assumed names.

Talana Uploaded by Talana on . Freyja - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: Freyja. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 792784. In Norse mythology, Freyja (Old Norwegian meaning the "Lady") is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, victory, war, and death. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brisingamen, rides a chariot driven by two cats, owns the boar Hildisvani, possesses a cloak of falcon feathers, and, by her husband Odr, is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. Along with her brother Freyr (Old Norwegian meaning "Lord"), her father Njord, and her mother (Njord's sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vanir. Stemming from Old Norse Freyja, modern forms of the name include Freya, Freja, Freyia, and Freia.

Freyja rules over her heavenly afterlife field Folkvang and there receives half of those that die in battle, whereas the other half go to the god Odin's hall, Valhalla. Freyja assists other deities by allowing them to use her feathered cloak, is invoked in matters of fertility and love, and is frequently sought after by powerful jotuns who wish to make her their wife. Freyja's husband, the god Odr, is frequently absent. She cries tears of red gold for him, and searches for him under assumed names.

Rating: 5.0

Wallpaper Comments (12)

AVABOO
Posted by AVABOO on 09/10/11 at 07:45 PM
Very beautiful
dachido60
Posted by dachido60 on 09/09/11 at 01:39 PM
Wonderful image!
jasnas
Posted by jasnas on 09/09/11 at 11:00 AM
beautiful lady :) +1fd
(thank you for a description - I like mithology)
Cleo48
Posted by Cleo48 on 09/08/11 at 07:29 PM
Nice picture.
chu41
Posted by chu41 on 09/08/11 at 06:28 PM
Fantastic description of the history and wonderful image of Freyja. +1fd
Sweet-Rose
Posted by Sweet-Rose on 09/08/11 at 05:09 PM
F+1
archmagus
Posted by archmagus on 09/08/11 at 09:10 AM
beautiful image! I'm glad to see that others appreciate mythology as much as I do.
poetevie
Posted by poetevie on 09/08/11 at 08:21 AM
Very nice! I like the background story.
jambaplle
Posted by jambaplle on 09/08/11 at 05:47 AM
Lady Spring:)
caramelie
Posted by caramelie on 09/08/11 at 03:26 AM
Interesting my friend! Thanks so much! :)
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Total Downloads: 1,241
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Uploaded By: Talana
Date Uploaded: September 08, 2011
Filename: freya3.jpg
Original Resolution: 800x644
File Size: 178.72KB
Category: Fantasy

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