Study Guide

Freyja

  • Profile

    Freyja is the goddess of love, fertility, beauty, gold, sorcery, war, and death. (She’s a busy lady.) She’s beautiful, mysterious, and powerful. Every goddess wants to be her, and every giant wants to marry her. Invoking her name when you plant your crops guarantees a banner year for your harvest. All that, and she’s got a killer wardrobe and some serious bling to boot. No question about it, Freyja is definitely the superstarlet of the Norse pantheon.

    Basic Information

    Name

    Freyja

    Nickname

    Gefn, Hörn, Mardöll, Sýr, Valfreyja, and Vanadís

    Sex

    Yes, please.

    Current city

    Asgard

    Work & Education

    Occupation

    Goddess of Love, Beauty, Sorcery, Fertility, Gold, War, and Death
    Mistress of Sacrifice
    Valkyrie (collector of slain Vikings)
    Professor of Sorcery, Odin's private tutor
    Professional Heart Stealer
    Collector of Fine Jewelry

    Education

    Vanir Academy of Sorcery

    Family & Friends (& Enemies)

    Parents

    Njord and Njord's sister (told you it was OK for sibs to marry)

    Siblings

    Frey

    Children

    Óðr and I have two gorgeous daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi

    Friends

    Servant (and lover) Ottarr
    Odin (definitely also a lover)
    My pet boar, Hildesvini, a.k.a. Pookie

    Enemies

    Loki
    That giant who disguised himself as a stone-mason. I don't care if he built a wall around Asgard. I refuse to marry him.
    The giant Thrym. I can't believe he tried to trade Thor's hammer for me – and that Thor thought it was a good idea.
    Haters

    Relationships

    Relationship status

    Married to Óðr (MIA. I cry tears of gold for you, pumpkin. Please come home.)
    Formerly married to Frey (Don't look at me like that. Back home with the Vanir gods, it was OK to marry your brother.)
    It's complicated with Odin
    It's complicated with several dwarves

    Interested in

    Gods
    Elves

    Favorites

    TV Shows

    Sex and the City
    America's Next Top Model
    True Blood (especially Eric Northman, the Viking vampire)

    Quotations

    "Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature."
    – Marilyn Monroe

    "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."
    – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

    "Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference."
    – Aristotle

    "Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world."
    – Christopher Columbus

    "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
    – Albert Einstein

    "You could be the King, but watch the Queen conquer."
    – Nicki Minaj

    Books

    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn (kind of)
    A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Lucky magazine
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    Anna Karenina
    The Awakening
    Their Eyes Were Watching God

    Music

    Marilyn Monroe, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
    D'Angelo (I HEART him)
    Marvin Gaye, Sexual Healing
    Madonna, Hung Up
    Prince, Kiss
    Beyonce, Run the World (Girls)
    Ciara, Like a Boy
    The Beatles, I Want to Hold Your Hand

    Activities & Interests

    Likes

    My necklace, Brisingamen
    My chariot, drawn by two cats
    My magical feather dress
    Makeup
    Dancing
    Jewelry

    Groups

    Gods of Asgard
    Vanir Gods
    Valkyries
    Beauty Queens
    The Top Ten Hottest Gods in the Universe

    • Spotter's Guide

      The beautiful Freyja is easy to spot – how many gorgeous blondes do you know who fly through the sky in a cat-drawn chariot? We can only think of one.

      Physical Description

      Sex: Female
      Age: 20s
      Build: Voluptuous
      Complexion: Pale
      Hair color: Blonde
      Facial hair: Not a hair
      Scars/marks/tattoos: None
      Jewelry and accessories: Plenty, especially a necklace called Brisingamen
      Clothing: When Freyja isn't in the nude, she may be wearing her magical feather dress.
      Armor: None
      Type of weapon: None

      Typical Companions

      • Frey, her twin brother
      • Odin, her lover
      • Cats
      • Her pet boar, Hildesvini

      Other Notes

      Known hangouts: If you can't find Freya at her hall, Folkvangr, look for her at Odin's house (oh, snap) or with the dwarves.

      Escape vehicle: Freyja flies the skies in her cat-drawn chariot. If her cats are a feeling under the weather, she can always use her magical feather dress.

    • Sightings

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

      Beowulf

      Freyja may not be mentioned in Beowulf, but her beautiful necklace, Brisingamen, is. Check out necklace mention at line 1199.

      Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 1874

      Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of Nibelung)

      Richard Vagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen epic operas about Norse mythology feature a character named Freia, inspired by the goddess Freyja.

      Dec 20, 1989

      Erik the Viking

      Freyja pops ups in the cheesy '80s comedy Erik the Viking.

      Dec 20, 1994 - Dec 20, 2019

      World of Warcraft

      Freyja appears as a boss in the online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

      Dec 20, 2019

      "Freya"

      American heavy metal band The Sword wrote a song about Freyja called "Freya." In the song, Freyja is performing her role as a Valkyrie, selecting dead warriors to go to Valhalla. You can read the lyrics here.