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Freyja is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, seiðr, war and death in Norse mythology. A member of Vanir, Freyja is Njörðr’s daughter, and she is Freyr’s twin sister. The most beautiful and refined goddesses are the owner of the Brísingamen necklace, and he rides in a chariot pulled by two cats, accompanied by a herd of cattle named Hildisvíni; In addition to this, Freyja has a falcon feather coat. She is married to the god Óðr, the mother of the twin goddesses Hnöss and Gersemi. Freyja rules over the heavenly camps of Fólkvangr, where he finds part of the war casualties, while the other half goes to Valhalla. Minor goddesses Gefjon, Skaði, Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (Old Norse: literally “Þorgerðr, Hǫlgi’s bride”), and Menglöð all served as his maidservants.
His name is often translated into English as Freya when used these days, but the first Norwegian name is spelled Freyja.
The Valkyries, who have chosen who will live and die in battle, gather the souls of the slain and bring them to Valhalla, where they will dine and rejoice with Odin; Freyja himself shared part of these heroes with Odin. His holy kingdom is the territory of Fólkvangr, where his main hall is Sessrúmnir. There, Freyja decides where his heroes will live.
More about the Golden Tears…
Freya was one of the most popular and important goddesses in Norse mythology. She was the goddess of fertility, love and beauty. He was from Vanir, from Vanhiem, but lived between Aesir in Asgard and his twin brother, Freyr, and their father, Njord.
Freya had a husband named Odur (or Odr) who had two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi, who were as beautiful as their mother and lovable. Some say that Odur was the symbol of the summer sun, although some speculations have been made of Odur’s identity. He is mentioned briefly in many sources, but this is rarely the case. It also does not help that most Norse deities use multiple names. Although this is common in many myths, in the midst of different interpretations and regional preferences, within real stories the Norse deities deliberately chose to use a different name. These preferences often hide their identity in order to travel and perform incognito tasks. So Odur may have been the summer sun, but it could also have been Odin, or Ottar, another Freya lover.
Regardless of who Odur was, he is said to have traveled long distances. According to Viking tradition, good travel was very important, and those who traveled extensively were greatly respected. It was a way of gaining wisdom in the world, which was a great goal for all, even Odin who made great sacrifices for it.
Apart from this, Freya will mourn the absence of her husband, because she loved him so much. Sometimes he wandered around the world, looking for Odur when he had gone too far for him. When Freya searched for her husband, she hid them and used different names, such as Syr or Horn. Her tears turned to gold when she fell to the ground, and her tears fell into the sea.
Before finalizing this post, I want to add that in September I first decided to make a new one every week. Winter fall is often a very busy time for me, so I try to slow down a bit everywhere so that everything is done.
This was the story about the Golden Tears. We hope that you enjoyed.