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Featured What do you think of goddess Freya?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Meandflower, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. Wild Fox

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    Another planet? If you do not know anything about them why make something up?
     
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    Hi,
    Freya, spelled in Old Norse as Freyja, was a beautiful and alluring goddess in Norse mythology. Associated with fertility and femininity, later writers sometimes portrayed her as a type of femme fatale or immoral harlot.

    Freya was a goddess of magic and fate.
    Her power over fate also made her Odin’s rival as a host of the dead. (Freya: The Norse Goddess of Beauty and Magic)

    Ps 96:5
    'For all the gods of the peoples are valueless gods, but as for Jehovah, he has made the very heavens'
     
  3. Wild Fox

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    Christian writers did to discredit her - typical the intolerance of Christian writers.

    As you can clearly read the earth and heavens were created by Borr's sons and nothing to do with Jehovah.

    Prose Edda
    "What was done then by Borr's sons, if thou believe that they be gods?" Hárr replied: "In this matter there is no little to be said. They took Ymir and bore him into the middle of the Yawning Void, and made of him the earth: of his blood the sea and the waters; the land was made of his flesh, and the crags of his bones; gravel and stones they fashioned from his teeth and his grinders and from those bones that were broken." And Jafnhárr said: "Of the blood, which ran and welled forth freely out of his wounds, they made the sea, when they had formed and made firm the earth together, and laid the sea in a ring round about her; and it may well seem a hard thing to most men to cross over it." Then said Thridi: "They took his skull also, and made of it the heaven, and set it up over the earth with four corners; and under each corner they set a dwarf: the names of these are East, West, North, and South. Then they took the glowing embers and sparks that burst forth and had been cast out of Múspellheim, and set them in the midst of the Yawning Void, in the heaven, both above and below, to illumine heaven and earth. They assigned places to all fires: to some in heaven, some wandered free under the heavens"
     
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    "All day had Freya, most lovely of the goddesses, played and romped in the fields. Then did she lay down to rest. And while she slept deft Loki, the Prankster, the Mischief-Maker of the Gods, did espy the glimmering oiBrosingamene, formed of Galdra, her constant companion. Silent as night did Loki move to the Goddess' side and, with fingers formed over the ages in lightness, did remove the silver circlet from about her snow-white neck.

    Straightway did Freya arouse, on sensing its loss. Though he moved with the speed of the winds yet Loki she glimpsed as he passed swiftly from sight into the Barrow that leads to Dreun.

    Then was Freya in despair. Darkness descended all about her to hide her tears. Great was her anguish. All light, all life, all creatures joined in her doom. To all corners were sent the Searchers, in quest of Loki; yet knew they, they would find him not. For who is there may descend into Dreun and return again from thence? Excepting the Gods themselves and, alack, mischievous Loki.

    So it was that, still weak from grief, Freya herself elected to descend in search otBrosinga-mene. At the portals of the Barrow was she challenged yet recognized and passed. The multitude of souls within cried joyfully to see her yet could she not tarry as she sought her stolen light. The infamous Loki left no trail to follow, yet was he everywhere past seen. Those to whom she spake held to Freya (that) Loki carried no jewel as he went by. Where, then, was it hid? In despair she searched an age. Hearhden, the mighty smith of the Gods, did arise from his rest to sense the bewail-ment of the souls to Freya's sorrow. Striding from his smithy, to find the cause of the sorrow, did he espy the Silver Circlet where Loki Mischief-Maker had laid it: upon the rock before his door.

    Then was all clear. As Hearhden took hold ofBrosingamene, (then did) Loki appear before him, his face wild with rage. Yet would Loki not attack Hearhden, this Mighty Smith whose strength was known even beyond Dreun.

    By wiles and tricks did he strive to get his hands upon the silver circlet. He shape-shifted; he darted here and there; he was visible then invisible. Yet could he not sway the smith.

    Tiring of the fight, Hearhden raised his mighty club. Then sped Loki away. Great was the joy of Freya when Hearhden placed Brosingamene once more about her snow-white neck.

    Great were the cries of joy from Dreun and above.

    Great were the thanks that Freya, and all Men, gave to the Gods for the return of Brosingamene."
     
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  5. JustGeorge

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    That's a great story, @firedragon . Where did you find it?
     
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    Its from a book called the complete book of Saxon witchcraft JG.
     
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  7. JustGeorge

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    Is that one of Buckland's? I had a few of his books in my younger years.
     
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    Absolutely. R. Buckland.
     
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  9. Kooky

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    That's how we are shown her to be a divine being; an earthly being might be able to put all their effort into making a single cat do one thing, once.

    Making two cats do the same thing, simultaneously - that can only be a deed worthy of a goddess!
     
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  10. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    That was Inanna, and it was only a brief trip to have a chat with her sister.
    When she came back to see her husband made a whole mess of her domain - well, believe me, he was dead after that!
     
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    What songs?
     
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    Here's my favorite about her:
     
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    I like it! Thanks!
     
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    I’ve heard great things. And, she kind of reminds me of someone.
     
  15. The Hammer

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    Wonderful, loving mother. Fierce, Battle goddess (every seen an angry/protective mother?).
    Tears of Gold. Bearer and wearer of Brisingamen. Wife and Lover of Odin.
     
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    She may be the original Freja, because the Etruscans are so ancient that they are replaced by the Romans. The Etruscans invent and are masters of divination by entrails. Also they begin with a very bright and happy view of the afterlife but gradually move towards a grim and frightening view of it, which leads me to believe that the Norse get some ideas about Valhalla from the Etruscans. Etruscans also believe that the dead are guided through the afterlife overland by a goddess often portrayed with wings and looking very much like an armored Valkyrie. At the beginning the goddess guides the dead with no other representation of danger in tombs, but in later centuries tombs show there are new dangers. This reflects the gradual dissolving of Tuscanny as it is conquered by Celts and Romans. Smiles become frowns, and demons lurk in the afterlife hindering the dead. Finally the last Etruscan city is taken, and their civilization disappears.
     
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  17. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    My study of Rome took me a little into Etruscan life but i learned little about their gods so thanks for that... You piqued my interest again, i may just take a closer look

    BTW, i only remembered Turan was my dad used to have a vw touran
     
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  18. The Hammer

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    They had a very large impact on Roman mythology as well. I plan on delving into some etruscan myths and Gods eventually. :)
     
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  19. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    I'm sorry, hwat? Where in the Myths or Sagas is this implied?
     
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    Come Freya. Come.
     
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