Freyja is a member of the Vanir, daughter of Njörðr, god of the sea, and twin sister of Freyr. She is married to the god Odr, with whom she has two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. After the war between the Æsir and Vanir, in which the Æsir emerged victorious, the two tribes joined to form a single pantheon and many of the Banir, including Freyja and Freyr, took up residence in Asgard.
Freya is, alongside Odin, one of the most powerful users of magic among the Norse gods and presides over the realm of Folkvanger, one of two places Norse warriors go to after death (the other being Valhalla). As the goddess of war, she rides into battle on a chariot pulled by cats.
Magnus and Blitz first meet Freya, when they accidentally travel to her realm, Folkvanger. There, in the hall of Sessrumnir, they meet the goddess who is revealed to be Blitz's mother.
Freya is a bright and helpful woman, very loving towards her family. However, she can quickly change her demeanor and become very intimidating, to the point where Magnus had a mental image of her riding into battle alongside the Valkyries.
When Freya's nephew, Magnus, met her for the first time in The Sword of Summer, he thought of her as the most beautiful woman he had ever seen.
She looked to be 20 years old and surrounded by an aura of golden radiance that serves as the source of power for Folkvanger. She has long blonde hair that falls across one shoulder in a single plait, sky-blue eyes, and a smile that made Magnus' entire body heat up and instilled in him an intense longing to keep that smile fixed on him, to the extent where he would do anything she asked - even if the expense was his own life.
Freya was also dressed in a way to emphasize her beauty and her love of jewelry: a white halter top that showed off her tanned shoulders and smooth midriff, and a knee-length skirt belted with a gold braid holding a sheathed knife and a ring of keys. Around her neck is a dazzling lacework collar of gold and gems (rubies and diamonds).
Freya, being the Norse goddess of love, beauty, fertility, war, death and sorcery, possesses the following abilities.
- Photokinesis: Her power is what lights up the entirety of her realm instead of a sun, implying some influence over light.
- Golden Tears: As the Goddess of Gold, Freya can cry with pure gold teardrops.
- Amokinesis: As the Goddess of Love, Freya has absolute control and divine authority over the emotions of love and desire.
- Mystiokinesis: As the Goddess of Sorcery, Freya has absolute control and divine authority over magic. In fact other then Odin, no Norse god comes anywhere near her level of power or control when it comes to magic.
- Necromancy: As the Goddess of Death, she has absolute control and divine authority over the dead.
- Ferrokinesis: As the Goddess of Gold, she most likely has control over it.
- Alf Seidr: Freya is an expert practitioner of Alf Seidr or Elf magic.
- Telumkinesis: As the Goddess of War, Freya likely has some level of control over weapons.
- Odikinesis: As the Goddess of War, Freya can likely influence the emotions of war (hate and rage).
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- Freya's Greco-Roman counterparts (in terms of attributes) are Aphrodite/Venus and Athena/Minerva.
- Her Egyptian equivalents are Sekhmet and Isis.
- Freyja is, alongside Odin, one of the most powerful users of magic among the Norse gods.
- Freyjas ability to cry pure gold is very similar to the touch of Midas.
- She is also similar to Hecate/Trivia as she is a goddess of sorcery and magic.
- Freya marriage to dwarfs is likely derived from “SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS”.
- Friday was named after either her or Frigg.
- Both Freya and Frey (as well as Frigg) are associated with the Fehu rune.
- Several plants were named after Freyja, such as Freyja's tears and Freyja's hair (Polygala vulgaris).
- In the pre-Christian period, the Orion constellation was called either "Frigg's distaff" or "Freyja's distaff" (Swedish Frejerock).
- Place names in Norway and Sweden reflect devotion to the goddess, including the Norwegian place name Frøihov (originally *Freyjuhof, literally "Freyja's hof") and Swedish place names such as Frövi (from *Freyjuvé, literally "Freyja's vé").