Freya Picture

More stealing from Eric Chaline. Again this is the best little book for quick descriptions on the Gods and Goddesses of every pantheon.

The sensual goddess of sex who was also connected with war and death, Freya was Freyr's twin sister and one of the Vanir, going with him and Njord to Asgard as hostages after the war with the Aesir. She was the leader of the Valkyries, maidens who flew over battlefields and collected slain warrriors, leading half to Valhalla and the rest to Freya's hall, Folkvang, where they were reunited with the women they loved.

According to Gods and Myths of the Viking Age by H.R. Ellis Davidson Freya was also a seerer.
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