Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess” as Want to Read:
Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess
by Patricia M. Lafayllve (Goodreads Author)
An Insightful Look at a Complex Deity
Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess examines Freyja, perhaps the best-known goddess of Norse mythology. Using original source material, extant writings, and scholarship the author builds an image of the goddess as she may have appeared to her followers in pre-Christian Northern Europe. Patricia Lafayllve then uses the ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 16th 2006 by Outskirts Press
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 131)
I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the Goddess Freya. This is an in depth, academic look at her which goes beyond the surface examinations found elsewhere. Each chapter deals with different aspects of the mythology and how they shape our understanding of this goddess in relation to sex, love, war, death, magic, wealth, other gods and more. I especially liked the final chapter which looks at modern interactions with the goddess as interpreted through a selection of differ ...more
Aug 22, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in learning about Freyja
Very informative insights on the Lady Freyja, some that I've never read before. Highly recommended as a beginner's introduction to this most powerful Goddess.
An interesting look at the Norse goddess Freyja! I've always liked the Norse myths, and this book examines and comments on her different aspects. It's a quick read, and a good introduction to Freyja. It even has a section on modern worship, which is a nice touch.