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Knowing Freya. Part 1: Goddess of…?

There is a film I saw as a child about Noah and the flood. I can’t recall if this is something I saw on TV or if it was one of those VHS films produced by my parents church, but there is one scene in particular that has stuck with me. In it, Noah isFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 1: Goddess of…?”

Beautiful and fierce like a swan

Today, I was at a local second-hand shop to give away some books I was done reading. I wasn’t planning on buying anything while I was there but, out of curiosity, I took a look around. That’s when I found this beauty and knew I had to have it on Freya’s altar. Swans are notFortsätt läsa ”Beautiful and fierce like a swan”

Frøya from Rebild: An Iron Age depiction of The Lady

This 1.05 meters (3.4 ft) tall, female figure carved in wood is believed to be one of the earliest depictions of the Norse Goddess. It was found in 1946, in a Danish bog where it is believed fertility rites were often performed to Frøy and Frøya (Freyr and Freya) during the Iron Age. There areFortsätt läsa ”Frøya from Rebild: An Iron Age depiction of The Lady”

She has arrived

Not quite done with finding all the things I wanted for the altar but the most important came in the mail today: I’m planning on writing a post about ritual, offerings and the like soon. Stay tuned.

The web beneath my skin

The Lady knows all secrets,All fates are weaved before Her eyes.Yet, She tells none,Not even Her husband,Whose thirst to know fills the universe. The Lady knows all secrets,Morning, noon and nightShe sits at the spinning wheel and hums,Sings while She feels the threads of life pass between Her fingerstips. The Lady knows all my secrets,ForFortsätt läsa ”The web beneath my skin”

A prayer to Freya

Praise be to Freya, Goddess of the land and of agriculture. May our harvests always be bountiful and our granaries always full. Praise be to Freya, Goddess of fertility. May our offspring be many and strong. Praise be to Freya, Goddess of war. May we fight with courage and slay our oppressors and not themFortsätt läsa ”A prayer to Freya”