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Review: ‘Crucifixion’s a Doddle’ by Julian Doyle

See, I told you I’d get round to reviewing a book eventually. Took me all day to find the energy but at last I have!

Publication Date: 1st November 2016

Published by: Clink Street Publishing

Format: Paperback

I.S.B.N.: 978-1911110385

Price: £11.99 (paperback), £3.49 (kindle)

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Review: ‘Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World’ by Tim Whitmarsh

Battling the Gods

Atheism in the Ancient World

by Tim Whitmarsh

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Does Freyja have a personal name?

Random thought as I lay in bed last night contemplating the shiny I’ve won in one of Sebastian Lokason’s giveaways – the prize is Vanir related but I won’t know which of the prizes I’ve won until it arrives later in the month -and the amber hair dodad/bracelet (made by Ember at EmberVoices) that I won earlier this year.

Something is afoot. And not just the funny shaped thing on the end of your leg.

Anyway, ignore the terrible joke, I do have a point.

The god known as Frey, Freyr, Ingvi Freyr, or Frea, has a personal name, recorded a Ing. ‘Frey‘ and the variants mentioned above are titles meaning ‘lord’.

The goddess known as Freya, Freyja, Freo, Frowe, on the other hand does not have a recorded personal name. Her ‘names’ are titles, all meaning ‘lady’. So the question arises, does She have a personal name and if so, what is it?