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Freya (Vanadís)  is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She is a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, but became an honorary member of the Aesir gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. Freya is famous for her fondness of love, fertility, beauty, and also war, and death.

Freya is incredibly beautiful and she has many admirers, not just among the Gods and Goddesses but also among the dwarves and giants. She loves jewelry and other fine materials and she has quite often used her beauty to get the jewelry she desires. a big passion for poems and loves to sit and listen to songs for many hours. Freya has an unusual gift when she cries her tears turns into amber or gold.
It was said that after a battle, Freya would lead a band of Valkyries to gather the fallen warriors. She would take her share of the dead to Folkvang, her hall in the home of the gods, while the other half went to Odin, god of wisdom and war. Freya might also have been the goddess on hand to greet women after death.
Freya’s chariot was pulled not by horses but by two male cats (lynxes) Bygul and Trjegul.

Art prints with this piece available on society6

More from Norse mythology characters:

Loki's Children by IrenHorrors  Loki by IrenHorrors  The Norns by IrenHorrors  Skadi by IrenHorrors 
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:iconehsol-namu:
Ehsol-namu Featured By Owner May 1, 2019
She reminds me of Sansa a bit. 
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NorraMo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2019
Such a clever idea to portray her two huge cats as two Eurasian lynx! :heart: 
And your design of Freya is just so amazing! 
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Primus-Ingeniator Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2019   General Artist

YESSSSSS!!!!!!! OH GODS, YESSSS!!!!!!!!!I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. I think I've fainted. 
          .... THIS---^ PIECE IS YET ANOTHER MANIFESTATION OF +fav +fav +fav PERFECTION+fav +fav +fav !!!!
IF I ever truly get myself truly together, and therein I truly reinvigorate my pagan observances...

[[ assuming that it's permissible ]] I would like to print a matte HD color print of 
^---THIS piece... 
... and place it in or very-very near the center of my alter...  

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mercyxpeacemaker Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Student Traditional Artist
QUEEN
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:iconlan0ra:
LAN0RA Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019   General Artist
Lovely strong looking woman! :D
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:iconwhite-rose-brian:
White-Rose-Brian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019   Digital Artist
Excellent!
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Student General Artist
She looks so powerful!
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:iconreapercaster:
Reapercaster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
Stunning :)
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:iconwestmetal:
Westmetal Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Queen of the Valkyries! Chooser of the Slain!
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:iconkardiabohemia:
kardiabohemia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I’m Norwegian and Freya is m daughters name! I can’t wait to show her this! 😁
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:iconsvetoslawa:
Svetoslawa Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconericlong174:
ericlong174 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2018
Wow - this is lovely. Lots of details like her magical cloak and rune shield are quite nicely done. Freya is lovely - beautiful work. Thanks for sharing...
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:iconhestia-edwards:
Hestia-Edwards Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I like how you ventured out of your usual dark backgrounds with this one. It's refreshing. :)
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:iconcapicuche:
CapiCuche Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
I have no words for this one O_O
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:iconmutant444:
mutant444 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018
Фрейя просто шикарна!!!
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:iconthormanoftunder:
thormanoftunder Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Cool!!!

Take a look at a short tale I wrote some years ago featuring a norse character.
Let me know your thougts about it and feel free to draw it if you want.
Click on the image below to read.

Mature Content

The Viking Quest by thormanoftunder
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I like how you did the lynxes.
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:iconhartsangel:
HartsAngel Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
Love it!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmischiefmaari:
MischiefMaari Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
This is very beautiful! I love the colors you used!
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:iconhand-sam-art:
Hand-Sam-Art Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Name sounds familiar . . . maybe I've heard of her in the past.
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
She's the Norse goddess of love and sex, pretty much the Norse equivalent of Aphrodite/Venus from Greco-Roman mythology.
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MachaetFafnir Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Fafnir: Freya is one of my favorite norse goddesses, along with Frigga, Odin´s wife, and Iduna with the golden apples of immortality;)
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Gem-D Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work!!! :heart:
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:icontwosheds1:
twosheds1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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archangeltidusx Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
As this is my daughter's name, I have to love this.
Very nice!
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:iconserenajeanne:
serenajeanne Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student General Artist
I adore this
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:iconhaelkes:
Haelkes Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
She looks wonderful, I love her braids.
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:iconhardwing:
Hardwing Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Great job!
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:iconwolfskull1996:
Wolfskull1996 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student General Artist
She reminds me of Aslaugh in Vikings :heart:
Love the piece (:
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:iconkobnut:
kobnut Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm huge Nordic art and still ticks box . Superb
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daria102205 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning--great job!!  Heart Clap 
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Yoko-Talatavi Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It's just another incredible work! She looks beautiful on the one hand but also powerful on the other hand. The lynxes are as graceful as Freya! Love
But I think the best detail, among the jewelry, is the little rune on her shield :happybounce:
 
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Have noticed that this the one Asgardian missing from the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies?

I always wondered why she didn't appear in any of the movies.

Of course, not appearing in the movies means she is spared of being killed by Thanos (either directly or via fingersnap).
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:iconridersofarmageddon:
RidersofArmageddon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Student General Artist
Or the MCU never really cared for the rich lore of Norse Mythology that inspired the Thor comics.
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:icongokumartin:
GokuMartin Featured By Owner Edited Sep 2, 2018
Indeed.

I was stunned that they made Hela the sister of Loki and Thor, since I fully expected her to be Loki's daughter and Thor's niece.
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:iconpaine128:
Paine128 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:icontairinemel:
TairineMel Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
The characters, the colors and the landscape are beautiful:) (Smile) 
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:iconardashir:
ardashir Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
The glorious goddess of the North. There's never enough good art of Freya, and rarely is it this good.
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:iconm-art-ynanowak:
m-art-ynanowak Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student Filmographer
This is my favourite piece. I will definitely buy the print <3 
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:iconniobesnuppa:
Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner May 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Very beautiful work. I love her hairstyle.
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:iconwolfguard22:
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Awesome piece.
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:icontheeyeofterror:
theeyeofterror Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Reminds me of Johan Egerkrans depiction of Freya very good
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:iconjaythemagicdragon:
jaythemagicdragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! A great addition to your gallery. I like the rune on the shield.
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:iconseregeisavin:
seregeisavin Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great canvas! Very nice!
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:icon09alih:
09alih Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic! I love the two lynxes, and Freya is so lovely.
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
I love mythology!

and your art too!!
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:icondeathzerr:
DeathZerr Featured By Owner Edited May 22, 2018  Student General Artist
another golden deviant found. i think i like that style VERY much.
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:iconoverlordavarice:
OverlordAvarice Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good job, the style and feeling that you give in this piece is very satisfying.
Keep up the great work!
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