Sunday, July 29, 2007
Rune: Fehu (fey-who) #1 The goddess Freya
Freya is daughter to Njord, the god of the sea, and twin sister to Freyr. She is beautiful, with long blond hair and blue eyes. She married Odur. When she parted from him, she traveled the world crying, searching for him. Her tears fell into the earth and seeped under the ground where they turned into gold. She was a bit promiscuous and often fulfilled her desires by granting sexual favors. It was said that she obtained her most valued possession, the necklace Brisingamen, by granting sexual favors to four dwarves of Svartalfaheim. Freya was the goddess of love, war, beauty, and witchcraft.
Symbol: cattle (wealth)
Meaning: prosperity, fulfilled love
Reversed: thwarted love, disappointment, financial problems