Freyr


Freyr

Norse god of peace, fertility, rain, and sun, one of a group of fertility deities called Vanir. The son of Nj├Ârd and brother of Freyja, he was especially venerated in pre-Christian Sweden, where he was considered the progenitor of the royal line. The best-known story about him told of his love and lust for the giantess Gerd, who was wooed and won for him by his servant. His worship was believed to bring good weather and great wealth.

Variants of FREYR

Freyr or Frey

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