Freyja (also Frøya, Frøjya, Freia, Freija, Freja or Freya) is one of the major deities in Norse mythology and the Norse goddess of love, war, and witchcraft, as well as the queen of the Valkyries. She is the daughter of Njörðr and sister to Freyr. She owns the necklace Brísingamen and a chariot pulled by cats. Friday is named for her. As part of the agreement between the Vanir and the Aesir, she came with her father and brother as an exchange of deities.
There are quite a lot of myths involving Freya, including the ones listed below.
- The Myth of the fake bride: A giant steals Thor's hammer, and demands Freya to marry him for Thor to get it back. Freya, however, doesn't want to marry the giant. So, Thor goes in her place.
- Freya was very attracted to jewelry. One night, she encountered dwarfs with the most beautiful jewelry that she had seen, and so she slept with them in order to obtain the jewelry. Odin makes her start a war in the human world as a punishment.
- Enhanced Charisma
- Fertility Inducement
- Gold Manipulation
- Love Manipulation
- Death Inducement
- Sexual Inducement
- Supernatural Beauty
- War Manipulation
- War Inducement
|Gods and goddesses of Norse mythology|
|Gods||Baldr • Bragi • Dellingr • Freyr • (Ingunar-Freyr • Yngvi) • Forseti • Heimdallr • Hermóðr • Höðr • Hœnir • Ítreksjóð • Kvasir • Lóðurr • Loki • Máni • Magni • Meili • Mímir • Móði • Njörðr • Odin • Óðr • Thor • Týr • Ullr • Váli • Vé • Víðarr • Vili|
|Goddesses||Bil • Eir • Freyja • Frigg • Fulla • Gefjon • Gerðr • Gersemi • Gullveig • Gná • Hlín • Iðunn • Ilmr • Irpa • Lofn • Nanna • Njörun • Rán • Rindr • Sága • Sif • Sigyn • Sjöfn • Skaði • Snotra • Sól • Syn • Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr • Þrúðr • Vár • Vör • Hnoss • Sister-wife of Njörðr|