Knowing Freya, part 12: Freya and Ragnarök

Ragnarök, Old Norse for ‘the Doom of the Gods’. Undoubtedly the most famous event described in Norse mythology. Even people who know close to nothing about Norse Polytheism have heard about this great apocalypse. Described primarily in the Eddic poem Völuspa, Ragnarök is a series of cataclysmic events that leads to the death of manyFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya, part 12: Freya and Ragnarök”

New addition to the altar

In addition to the statue of Freya, there is now one of Frey on my altar. I got it from this Etsy store and I’m very happy with my purchase 🙂

Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children

I was originally planning on writing one post about Freya’s Husband and one about Her Children but there is so little information about Them all that I might as well write one short post instead of two very short one. Let’s start with the Husband, as He’s the one we know the most about. WhatFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 4: Her Husband and Children”

Knowing Freya. Part 3: Her Brother

How does one even begin to speak of Freyr, this great Lord of peace, abundance and growth? He gifts humanity with all that gives pleasure and joy. Of Him, Týr said in the Lokasenna: ”Freyr is best of all the exalted Gods in the Æsir’s courts:no maid he makes to weep,no wife of man,and fromFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 3: Her Brother”

Knowing Freya. Part 2: Parentage

Family ties when it comes to the Gods doesn’t really work like it does for humans. Non-corporal Consciousnesses do share bounds with one another but to describe Them as parent, sibling, progeny etc is to simplify things to make it understandable to the human mind. The reality of things is much more complex and sometimesFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 2: Parentage”

Theories about the älvkvarnar

Today was another day of unsuccessfully looking for älvkvarnar, which I’ve learned are called ‘cup marks’ in English. This is what they’re supposed to look like: I’m suspecting that the many fallen leaves and the high amount of moss may be covering them up this time a year. I’ll try again in a few months.Fortsätt läsa ”Theories about the älvkvarnar”

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”

Haikus about the runes: Fehu

Gold I not care forFehu, wealth, is friends and kinSilver leads to strife The first letter of the Futhark alfabet, the rune Fe or Fehu is associated with wealth and the fertility Deities Freyr and Freya. To the Norse, wealth meant plentiful harvest and much cattle. Many people in today’s Western world might instead associateFortsätt läsa ”Haikus about the runes: Fehu”

Finding another ancestral grave

For the coming couple days I’m staying at my parents’ house and watching their pets while they’re away. Since I’m here I thought I’d take the opportunity to walk through the local forest like I used to when I was younger. I wandered for a while and felt a little lost. A lot of theFortsätt läsa ”Finding another ancestral grave”

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