- the goddess of love and fertility, sister of Frey, daughter of Njord; one of the Vanir.
Origin of Freya
< Old Norse Freyja orig., lady, mistress, feminine of Frey; compare German Frau
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Fafner said: "I will build such a castle for you if you will give me your sister, Freya."
Wotan did not stop to think what an awful thing it would be to lose Freya.
He was waiting now for Wotan to awaken and to give to him the beautiful Freya.
Fafner wanted to take the beautiful Freya to his own country.
As soon as Freya was gone, the flowers began to droop their heads.
- Norse myth the goddess of love and fecundity, sister of Frey
Word Origin and History for freya
goddess of love and beauty in Norse mythology, Old Norse Freyja, related to Old English frea "lord," Old Saxon frua, Middle Dutch vrouwe "woman, wife," German Frau; see frau).
Frigga is usually considered the goddess of married love; Freya, the goddess of love, the northern Venus. Actually, Frigga is of the Aesir family of Scandinavian myth; Freya, of the Vanir family; the two lines of belief merged, and the two goddesses are sometimes fused, and sometimes confused. [Joseph T. Shipley, "The Origins of English Words," 1984]
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