Freyja is the Norse Goddess of love and fertility. She is the chief Goddess of the Vanir, who were mainly fertility Gods. Freyja is similar to Frigg in that she is a love and fertility Goddess, but where Frigg’s role was mainly as wife and mother, Freyja is seen more as a lover, the symbol of sexuality and passion. She was married to the God Óðr, who is mentioned only briefly in Norse myths.
So yeah,, nerdy cat lover moment here, but I also NEED one of these cats. Because these are the cats that pull Freya's chariot. Yes, the Norse goddess Freya has a chariot drawn by cats. And that is why the Norse are awesome. And as ancestrally, I am Norse, I need a Norwegian forest cat. (like my logic there?)
Freyja In Norse mythology, Freyja is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, magic, war, and death. She wore an amber necklace called a 'brisling". a cloak made of magical falcon feathers which allowed her to fly across the heavens and drove a flying chariot as well that was pulled by two cats.
A troll is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, troll may have been a negative synonym for a jötunn (plural jötnar), a being in Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.
Redheaded and redbearded Thor, son to the sky deity Odin and husband to goddess of marriage Sif, was the thundergod who, when angry, rode the skies on his chariot fighting giants and thus creating lightning and thunder with his powerful hammer Mjölnir. This hammer is one of the most well-known symbols of Norse mythology and it was created by the dwarves.
A Maiden or a Man? Women Crossing Gender Boundaries in Old Norse Mythology
“Shield Maiden” by Charles Keegan. A shieldmaiden was a woman who had chosen to fight as a warrior in Scandinavian folklore. They are often mentioned in sagas such as Hervarar saga and in Gesta Danorum. Shieldmaidens also appear in stories of other Germanic nations: Goths, Cimbri and Marcomanni.
Frigga: Norse Goddess and the wife of Odin. She rules over love, birth, marriage, destiny, and the sky. She weaves the sky and fates, and is responsible for the fertility of crops (due to the rain and sun from the sky). She is considered the “All Mother".