The Most Important Goddess In Norse Mythology – Norse mythology features many interesting characters such as the beautiful, seior-working, feathered cloak-clad goddess Freyja. Read the 6 most important Goddess in Norse Mythology.
The Most Important Goddess In Norse Mythology
What is Norse Mythology?
Norse mythology is an incredibly rich and deep lore, full of many great stories and poems of the Nordic culture, from Scandinavia and the Germanic countries. Norse mythology which is also known as Germanic mythology is a not just a myth, it is a religion and it was practiced by the Vikings who lived in the Scandinavian countries in the Viking age, but it was also practiced by the Germanic people. What the Vikings called their religion or if it even had a name like other religions has, no one knows.
Freya: The Goddess of Love
Freya is the Goddess of love in Norse mythology, but she is also associated with sex, lust, beauty, sorcery, fertility, gold, war and death. The name Freya (in Old Norse “Freyja)” means “lady”, and can also be spelled (Freya, Freija, Frejya, Freyia, Fröja, Frøya, Frøjya, Freia, Freja, Frua and Freiya). She does not originate from the Aesir but she is from the Vanir, she and two other Gods was sent to the Aesir by the Vanir as a token of truce, in return the Aesir also sent two Gods to the Vanir. Freya became an honorable member of the Aesir after the war between the Aesir and Vanir ended.
Gefion in Norse Mythology
Gefion (can also be spelled Gefjun) is a Goddess of fertility, agriculture, and associated with the plow in Norse mythology. Once Gefion had disguised herself as a beggar woman, she had then asked Gylfi, the king of Sweden, to give her some land. The king told her that she could have as much land as she could plow in one day and one night. Gefion then bound her four sons, who are as huge oxes, to a plow and started to cut deeply into the land of Sweden. Because her sons was so big and strong they cut out a huge part of Sweden, and created a new island for Denmark called Zealand “Sjælland”.
Frigg: The Earth Mother
Frigg (old Norse “beloved one”) is the queen of Asgard and she might be the daughter of the giantess Fjörgynn. Frigg is espoused to Odin the all-father, and together with Odin they have two sons Balder and Hod. She is withal the stepmother to Thor, Heimdall, Höder, Hermod, Tyr, Bragi, Vidar, Vali. Frigg is a sorcerer and associated with love, espousement, fertility, and motherhood, she withal has the puissance of prophecy and yet she never reveals what she kens about the future.
She is the only one other than Odin who is sanctioned to sit on his high seat “Hlidskjalf ”, and look out over the macrocosm. The designation of her house is Fensalir, the designation means “marsh hall”. Women would often go to the wet marsh lands to worship the Goddess Frigg. She might be associated with Friday, but there are conflicting sources so it could additionally be the Goddess Freya.
Idun: The Goddess of Youth
Idun (Old Norse “Iðunn”) is a beautiful Goddess with long golden hair, she is the Goddess of spring and eternal youth, she guards the apples of youth in Norse mythology. Idun supplies the other Gods and Goddesses with the apples of youth, to keep them young and beautiful forever. Idun is the daughter of the dwarf Ivald, and she is married to Bragi “the God of poetry and music”.
Sif: The Goddess of Fertility
Sif has beautiful long golden hair, and is a Goddess of grain and fertility. Sif is married to Thor. Sif has a son named Ullr, Thor’s stepson. The trickster Loki, once cut her hair off while she slept. Loki was forced to replace it, with strands of gold crafted by the dwarfs.
Sigyn: Victorious Girl/Friend
Sigyn is married to Loki, and they have the sons Narfi and Vali. Once when Loki finally had done one trick to many, he was bound in a cave with a serpent over his head. Sigyn his loyal wife, stays with him day and night, with a bowl in her hands. Holding it over his head catching the venom, that is dripping from the serpent’s jaws. When she empties the bowl, some drops of venom from the serpent falls on Loki, and he writhed with pain, causing the earth quakes in Midgard. Sigyn stays with Loki until Ragnarök “The end of the world”.
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