“You’re right, Jack. A good sword deserves a good friend.” Frey squeezed my shoulder. “And it looks like you’ve found one.”

–Frey, to his son Magnus in The Ship of the Dead

Frey (.)

Frey (also spelled Freyr) is the Norse Vanir god of peace, fertility, wealth, rain, summer, and sunshine. He is the ruler of Alfheim. He is the son of Njörðr, the twin brother of Freya, the husband of Gerd, and the father of Magnus Chase.


Aesir-Vanir War

Frey fought along with his fellow vanir during the Aesir-Vanir War. After the war they decided to exchange hostages. He and his father went to the Aesir, where they proved to be valuable additions to the tribe, while Mimir and Honir, who proved to be terrible additions to the tribe.

Finding His Wife

After his brother-in-law Odur vanished, Frey sat on Hlidskjalf, the throne of Odin, to find him. However he saw a female jotun named Gerd and feel in love with her. She was all he could think about.

Eventually he asks his messenger Skírnir to introduce them. He agrees in exchange for Sumarbrander and he agrees. Skírnir introduces the two and they eventually marry and had a son Fjolnir.

In Series

One day Frey met a woman named Natalie Chase and they formed a relationship that resulted in a son, Magnus Chase. The two parted ways on good terms.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

The Sword of Summer

Frey appears before Magnus for the first time once Magnus is on the verge of death from healing his friend Halfborn. Frey is welcomed with warm arms by Magnus who goes into hugging him. Frey tells Magnus that he will never wield Sumarbrander ever again to which the sword happily agrees. Frey mentions that he will die during Ragnarök and that Magnus is the lost hope for the Nine Worlds. Frey encourages Magnus to contact his cousin Annabeth Chase and gives Magnus an urn containing his mother Natalie's ashes. In a dream, he promises that he will meet Magnus again before Magnus  is woken up by his friends.

The Hammer of Thor

Frey is mentioned by Magnus whenever he is using his powers.

The Ship of the Dead

Frey appears at the end of the book to with the other gods, and greets the Big Banana. He tells Magnus that he did a good job. He discusses the "fate of all living things" with the other gods at the Thane's table.


Frey has blond hair that falls to his shoulders, blue eyes, a hawkish nose, a stubbly beard, and brilliant white teeth. He was described by Magnus as a Hollywood Viking that looked more like Thor from the Marvel movies than Thor did. Frey also bears resemblance to his son Magnus, having the same crooked chin and cowlick Magnus always gets behind his right ear.

He is seen by Magnus wearing faded jeans, a flannel shirt, and hiking boots that Magnus thought was his mother's style.


Frey is a calm god who knows what he can and cannot control, such as summer ending and his fated death at the hands of Surt during Ragnarok.


  • Fighting Skills: Frey is a highly skilled swordsman and warrior, as he is destined to slay many giants, even Beli, one of their great generals, during Ragnarök, even though he wields only a deer antler as a weapon. He is, however, destined to ultimately lose to, and perish at the hands of Surt.
  • Harsh Temperature Insensitivity: As the God of Summer, Frey, much like his son Magnus, has a great deal of resilience to both temperature extremes, enough to be completely unfazed by both the intense flames of Muspellheim and the numbing cold of Jotunheim.
  • Seasons Alteration (limited to summer): As God of Summer, light and warmth, he can change the area around himself into summer. With that he can control:
    • Photokinesis (light): As the God of Summer and sunshine, he can create and control the light.
    • Thermokinesis (heat): As the God of Summer, he could control and create heat.
  • Atmokinesis: As the god of rain, he can control the weather to raining, as like open the clouds to bring the sun light and as the god of summer he is responsible to make the summer storms.
  • Alf Seidr (Elf Magic): Frey, as the Lord of Alfheim, is a very skilled practitioner of Alf Seidr. Using Alf Seidr he can:
    • Disarmament: He can expel energy like the shockwave from a bomb, disarming anyone in his surrounding area of their weapons
    • Vitakinesis: He can heal both him or herself and others from wounds at incredible rates. As his son Magnus bright when he do this he possibly do the same. (As the Lord of this magic he possible could heal at a level like Apollo or Asclepius)
    • Pacemiakinesis: As the god of peace and a user of Alf Seidr, he could create and manipulate the peace in his all forms (mental and physical).
    • Growth Manipulation: As the god of growth and a Alf Seidr user, he could make things grow or stop growing. Is unknown if is limited to animals, humanoids or soil and plants.
  • Telepathy: In the Hammer of Thor, his son Magnus was capable of reading the minds of fishes. then is presumed that he can do that too.
  • Portal Manipulation: In the Sword of Summer, since Frey is the god of growth and fertility, his son Magnus could manipulate the worlds trees and branches, so is presumed that is one of he powers.
  • Geokinesis (limited): In the Hammer of Thor, his son Magnus was capable of collapsing an underground ceiling in order to turn Blitz into stone. This may be limited to only revealing light sources, as Frey, god of growth, represents how living things broke through the earth to reach the light.


Immortal Children


Gerd Fjolnir

Demigod Children


Natalie Chase Magnus Chase (reborn as an einherji)


  • Frey's Greco-Roman counterparts (in terms of attributes) would be both Zephyros/Favonius , Demeter/Ceres, and Persephone/Proserpina though he also ironically shares one attribute (wealth) with Hades/Pluto.
  • During the events of Ragnarök, Frey is destined to be killed by Surt (wielding Sumarbrander) the Lord of the Fire Giants, but will slay many giants, even Beli, one of their great generals, before he goes down.
    • Thus, Frey is the only one of the Norse gods destined by be slain by his own former weapon.
  • Both Frey and his sister Freya (as well as Odin's wife, Frigg) are associated with the Fehu Rune.
  • He was the original owner of the Sumarbrander before giving it away to his servant Skírnir.
  • Interestingly, Frey resembles the Marvel movies' version of Thor more than the actual Thor himself does.
  • His current weapon is a deer antler.
  • Frey is said to own the ship Skidbladnir in mythology, a ship capable of carrying all the Gods with their weapons and capable of traveling the land and sky as well as the sea. Skidbladnir is said to be best ship in the nine realms. 
  • Many locations in Norway and Sweden are named after him.
  • Like Poseidon/Neptune, one of Frey's sacred animals are horses.
  • In The Hidden Oracle, Apollo mentions having met a smoking hot god in a Stockholm tavern whose sword wouldn't stop talking. The said god is most likely Frey and the weapon is assumed to be Sumarbrander.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
Core Series: The Sword of Summer | The Hammer of Thor | The Ship of the Dead
Main Characters: Magnus Chase | Alex Fierro | Blitzen | Halfborn Gunderson | Hearthstone | Loki | Mallory Keen | Samirah al-Abbas | Sumarbrander | Thomas Jefferson Jr.
Secondary Characters: Randolph Chase | Gunilla | Natalie Chase | Amir Fadlan | Alderman
Minor Characters: Annabeth Chase | Frederick Chase | Helgi | Hunding | Vala | Junior | Lars Alhstrom | Inge | Percy Jackson | Stan | Alviss | Miles | Wildflower | Sunspot
Norse Gods: Freya | Thor | Balder | Ullr | Frey | Odin | Heimdall | Vidar | Sif | Frigg | Tyr
Minor Gods: Skírnir | Norns | Mimir | Ran | Hel | Sigyn | Aegir | Nine Billow Maidens | Njord | Kvasir | Holler | Snotra | Forseti | Glum | Lofn
Jotnar: Surt | Gerd | Utgard-Loki | Harald | Ymir | Geirrod | Gjalp | Greip | Thrym | Thrynga | Tiny | Little Billy | Hrungnir | Red | Tattoo | Gunlod | Suttung | Baugi | Skadi | Hrym | Eggther | Norns
Monsters: Jormungand | Ratatosk | Vedrfolnir | Nidhogg | Fenris Wolf | Lindworm | Wight | Brunnmigi | Siersgrunnr | Garm
Magical Creatures: Dwarf | Elf | Sleipnir | Stanley | Marvin | Otis | Hulder | Nøkks | Vatnavaettir | Nisser | Troll | Raven | Hugin and Munin
Related Content: Rick Riordan | Hotel Valhalla Guide to the Norse Worlds | 9 from the Nine Worlds

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    • I don't so. Frey's children arent fighters, so is Frey?
    • ^Frey's children aren't '''natural''' fighters. They are peace-loving. But I think they can learn...
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