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Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess

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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
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Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 16th 2006 by Outskirts Press
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Althea Flame
Mar 05, 2016 Althea Flame rated it it was amazing
Great short introduction to the Goddess Freyja analysing all her different aspects. I also really enjoyed the last chapter about personal experiences and the few poems/songs/prayers in the appendices.
Morgan
Mar 15, 2014 Morgan rated it it was amazing
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
Amy
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.
Lisa
Oct 11, 2007 Lisa rated it really liked it
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.
Loree  Iverson
Jun 09, 2013 Loree Iverson rated it it was amazing
A wonderful textual analysis of Freyja as she is depicted, characterized and represented within 'Ynglinga Saga'. I particularly enjoyed the sections pertaining to sexuality and seidr. I found the author's "voice" to be very accessible and balanced.
Angela Pippinger
Mar 30, 2011 Angela Pippinger rated it really liked it
I love how the author differentiates what is historical and what is her opinion. Very well rounded information!
Deanne Quarrie
Aug 17, 2012 Deanne Quarrie rated it really liked it
I used this as a reference all the time in my Northern European studies
Cena Bussey
Mar 21, 2013 Cena Bussey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pagan
a must have for practitioners of Vanatru and Asatru
Salena
Jan 20, 2013 Salena rated it really liked it
Shelves: religion, mythology
A great little book on a wonderful goddess.
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