Portrait I did of Viking goddess Freyja.
Freyja. Oil on wood, 9 x 11.
She is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, death, war, and seiðr (sorcery); leader of the Valkyries.
She is one of the ancient gods of the European indigenous peoples, the Vanir, that after the war against the new gods were defeated, and Freyja survived. Perhaps Freyja could very well be the Great Goddess adored in Eurasia (before there was no God but Goddess).
After the war, Odin acceded to divide the dead in war, therefore half the souls go to her at Fólkvangr and the other half to Odin at Valhalla.
The day Friday is named in her honor.
She possesses the magic necklace Brísingamen forged by the dwarves with amber and precious stones, but to earn the Brisingamen she had to sleep with everyone of the four dwarves. Once the test was passed the necklace gave her great power. Though Loki stole in for a time. Freyja also owns a falcon cape, her symbol.
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If you’re interested in ancient history you may enjoy my novel Till Stars Shut Their Eyes.