Freya

Freya

[frey-uh]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
the goddess of love and fertility, sister of Frey, daughter of Njord; one of the Vanir.

Origin:
< Old Norse Freyja orig., lady, mistress, feminine of Frey; compare German Frau

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Freya or Freyja (ˈfreɪə)
 
n
Norse myth the goddess of love and fecundity, sister of Frey
 
Freyja or Freyja
 
n

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Freya
goddess of love and beauty in Norse mythology, O.N. Freyja, related to O.E. frea "lord," O.S. frua, M.Du. vrouwe "woman, wife," Ger. Frau; see Frigg).
"Frigga is usually considered the goddess of married love; Freya, the goddess of love, the northern Venus. Actually, Frigga is of the Aesir family of Scandinavian myth; Freya, of the Vanir family; the two lines of belief merged, and the two goddesses are sometimes fused, and sometimes confused." [Shipley]
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