Indeed, you are 83% erudite, 75% sensual, 54% martial, and 83% saturnine.
|Freya, twin sister of Frey, is a member of the Vanir family, the Norse clan of Fertility Gods. Like her counterparts, Aphrodite, Isis, Venus, and Ishtar (Greek, Egyptian, Roman and Indian mythology), she concerned herself with sex and all that goes with it. |
She was quite fond of cats, by the way. In fact, she was said to travel about in a magnificent chariot drawn by her two regal black cats named Bygul and Trjegul (Pronunciation? You’re on your own…) that were rumoured to be possessed. After serving Freya for 7 years, the cats were rewarded by being turned into witches, disguised as black cats. Even many of her personal traits seem cat-like. For instance, she always wore a brilliant jewel studded collar symbolizing her authority over the fiery aspect of sexuality.
Besides being the Goddess of love, cats, the moon, magic, and of course sex, Freya was also skilled in a form of magic called “seithr” (meaning “sayer” or “seer”) which consisted of putting oneself into a deep meditative trance so that the secrets of the future might be revealed. She also owned a feather coat which she could use to fly between the worlds.
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Just some notes on the lore of Freya…
Whilst her chariot drawn by cats is mentioned in ancient sources, the names of those cats were not recorded. In recent decades the novelist Diana Paxson, and her seid group Hrafnar (The Ravens), have contacted Freya, and it is from their work that the names recorded here are taken.
As for the jewel-studded collar…well, not really. Freya is known for her possession of the golden necklace of the Brisings, the Brisingamen. She purchased it from four dwarves, and paid by sleeping with them.
…yes, ok, so I have a bit of a thing for Freya!
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Indeed, you are 79% erudite, 58% sensual, 54% martial, and 37% saturnine.
Another virgin Goddess (Diana or Artemis being the other), Minerva was, just like her Greek counterpart Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom and Freedom as well as an all powerful Goddess of War, which made her a most formidable opponent indeed.
Among the many disciplines that fell under her control were: writing, the sciences, architecture, embroidery, and just about anything else dealing with artistic skills, wise counsel, and of course battle and warfare.
Like Athena, owls were considered sacred to Minerva, representing wisdom. She was a very wise warrior, respected by the Roman legions.
She was also, no kidding, the Goddess of Women’s Rights and patroness of career women.