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?

We need something like this…

Last weekend there was a polytheist conference in Olympia, Washington, US, called Many Gods West, organised by a small group of polytheists, for the polytheist community in the US. I’ve been enjoying reading the blog posts of people who went.
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Review: ‘The Dharma of Star Wars’ by Matthew Bortolin


A couple of months ago I got an email from Wisdom Publications offering to send me a copy of this book. I wasn’t going to say no to a free book, was I?Continue reading “Review: ‘The Dharma of Star Wars’ by Matthew Bortolin”