But the result at RagnarÃ¶k, the end of the world, will be much more serious. Freyr had a son named FjÃ¶lnir, who succeeds him as king and rules during the continuing period of peace and good seasons. He is wearing a pointed cap or helmet and stroking his triangular beard. Ynglinga saga 13, Laing's translation. According to the Prose Edda, Freyr had to fight Beli without his sword and slew him with an antler. Freyr, also spelled Frey, also called Yngvi, in Norse mythology, the ruler of peace and fertility, rain, and sunshine and the son of the sea god Njörd. Gylfaginning XXXVII, Brodeur's translation. Freyr is the son of Njörðr, and brother of Freyja; his mother is not named, but Loki says in Lokasenna, stanza 36, that Njörðr had Freyr by his own sister.This is collaborated in Ynglinga saga, where Snorri says that Njörðr had taken his own sister in marriage, which was allowed by Vanir law, and that their children were Freyr and Freyja.. According to the Prose Edda, Freyr had to fight Beli without his sword and slew him with an antler. He was also associated with tranquility, peace and wealth. After Odin's death, NjÃ¶rÃ°r takes the throne. Freyr and Freyja. He was the brother of the fertility goddess Freya. SigurÃ°ur Nordal argued for this view but the possibility represented by Ursula Dronke's translation above is equally possible. Freyr and Freyja figure in many lays and stories of medieval Iceland. A manly individual is resistant to wantonness. Freyr was revered as the god of fertility and reproductive health in men. Siquidem propitiandorum numinum gratia FrÃ¸ deo rem divinam furvis hostiis fecit. Like his sister, he was so shining and beautiful that many people did love him.  Deriving ultimately from Proto-Germanic *frawjÅn ('lord'), it is cognate with Gothic frauja, Old English frÄa, or Old High German frÅ, all meaning 'lord, master'.. Hann rÃ¦Ã°r fyrir regni ok skini sÃ³lar, ok Ã¾ar meÃ° Ã¡vexti jarÃ°ar, ok Ã¡ hann er gott at heita til Ã¡rs ok friÃ°ar. He is the son of Njord, and he is the brother of the goddess Freya, unfortunately, his mother is unknown.His name means âLordâ and it can be spelled in various ways, for instance, Frey, Frej, Frø, Frö, and Frøj. Frô, older frôjo, frouwo, Gothic frauja, ae. allowed by their law; and their children were Frey and Freya. The same skald mentions in ArinbjarnarkviÃ°a that his friend has been blessed by the two gods. The loss of Freyr's sword has consequences. Freya. He delivered abominable offerings to the powers above by instituting the slaughter of human victims. She was associated with much of the same qualities as Frigg: love, fertility and beauty. By her husband Óðr, she is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. Another reference to FrÃ¸ and sacrifices is found earlier in the work, where the beginning of an annual blÃ³t to him is related. He also kept sacred horses in his sanctuary at Trondheim in Norway. Freyr God. FrÄa), comes from a common Germanic root * Fraujaz or * Frauwaz âHerrâ, plus the feminine * FrawjÅ âHerrinâ. The children of Njord and Nerthus, Freyr and Freyja are also Vanir who were sent to the Æsir after the war between the two tribes. After a while he made the priestess pregnant, but this was seen by the Swedes as confirmation that Freyr was truly a fertility god and not a scam. Swedish Museum of National Antiquities inventory number 14232. The 12th Century Danish Gesta Danorum describes Freyr, under the name FrÃ¸, as the "viceroy of the gods". ÃslendingabÃ³k, written c. 1125, is the oldest Icelandic source that mentions Freyr, including him in a genealogy of Swedish kings. Unde patet, quam remotum a lascivia animum habuerit, qui ne eius quidem spectator esse sustinuit. Gylfaginning 37, EB's edition, Then SkÃrnir answered thus: he would go on his errand, but Freyr should give him his own sword-which is so good that it fights of itself;- and Freyr did not refuse, but gave him the sword. Cuius etiam simulacrum fingunt cum ingenti priapo. Later in the account Adam states that when a marriage is performed a libation is made to the image of Fricco. In NafnaÃ¾ulur Freyr is said to ride the horse BlÃ³Ã°ughÃ³fi (Bloody Hoof). In the poem Lokasenna, Loki accuses the gods of various misdeeds. The Swedes call it FrÃ¸blot. Viewable online: Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum, "Northvegr - The Story of Gisli The Outlaw", http://faculty.washington.edu/leiren/vikings2.html, The Temple at Old Uppsala: Adam of Bremen, Sacred trees and groves in Germanic paganism and mythology, Mythological Norse people, items and places, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Freyr&oldid=996480266, Articles containing Old English (ca. Gesta Danorum 3, Olrik's edition, There was also a viceroy of the gods, FrÃ¸, who took up residence not far from Uppsala and altered the ancient system of sacrifice practised for centuries among many peoples to a morbid and unspeakable form of expiation. Omissions? Freyr Gylfaginning XXXVII, Brodeur's translation. Along with her twin brother Freyr, her father Njörðr, and her mother (Njörðr's sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vanir. Worshiped especially in Sweden, he was also well-known in Norway and Iceland. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, rides a chariot pulled by two cats, is accompanied by the boar Hildisvíni, and possesses a cloak of falcon feathers. Freyr is one of the main Vanir gods in Norse mythology but he was also accepted as an honorary Æsir (Asgardian) god in Asgard after the Æsir-Vanir War. Freyr and Freyja are twins of the Vanir clan of Norse Gods. The depiction features a cross-legged seated, bearded male with an erect penis. Freyr is a member of the Vanir, the male fertility god and god of love. FREYR. Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. Ynglinga saga 4, Schultz's edition, While Njord was with the Vanaland people he had taken his own sister in marriage, for that was Small pieces of gold foil featuring engravings dating from the Migration Period into the early Viking Age (known as gullgubber) have been discovered in various locations in Scandinavia, at one site almost 2,500. At this point the saga, like Lokasenna, mentions that incest was practised among the Vanir. Gesta Danorum 1, Olrik's edition, [I]n order to mollify the divinities he did indeed make a holy sacrifice of dark-coloured victims to the god FrÃ¸. Adeo virtus luxui resistit. Frey is the brother of Freyja. According to Snorri Sturluson, Freyr was "the most renowned of the Ã¦sir", and was venerated for good harvest and peace. , And now, too, a thing happened which seemed strange and new. The figures are sometimes single, occasionally an animal, sometimes a man and a woman with a leafy bough between them, facing or embracing one another. Odin makes NjÃ¶rÃ°r and Freyr priests of sacrifices and they become influential leaders. When she declines he gets her consent by threatening her with destructive magic. Freyr, of the Vanir tribe, was a Norse god of peace and prosperity. A later Danish chronicler lists Ingui was one of three brothers that the Danish tribes descended from. Quem litationis morem annuo feriarum circuitu repetitum posteris imitandum reliquit. Ubi cum filiis FrÃ¸ septennio feriatus ab his tandem ad Haconem Daniae tyrannum se contulit, quod apud Upsalam sacrificiorum tempore constitutus effeminatos corporum motus scaenicosque mimorum plausus ac mollia nolarum crepitacula fastidiret. Then began in his days the Frode-peace; and then there were good seasons, in all the land, which the Swedes ascribed to Frey, so that he was more worshipped than the other gods, as the people became much richer in his days by reason of the peace and good seasons. ÃÃ¡ svarar SkÃrnir, sagÃ°i svÃ¡ at hann skal fara sendiferÃ° en Freyr skal fÃ¡ honum sverÃ° sitt. Together with his sister, Freyja, he brings peace and prosperity to men and the blessings of fertility to the home and the field. Her father was Njörd, the sea god.Pigs were sacred to her, and she rode a boar with golden bristles. -. Freyr's role as a fertility god needed a female counterpart in a divine couple (McKinnell's translation 1987): Great heathen sacrifices were held there at that time, and for a long while Frey had been the god who was worshipped most there â and so much power had been gained by Frey's statue that the devil used to speak to people out of the mouth of the idol, and a young and beautiful woman had been obtained to serve Frey. EddukvÃ¦Ã°i : SÃ¦mundar Edda. Ynglinga saga 12, Schultz's edition, Frey took the kingdom after Njord, and was called drot by the Swedes, and they paid taxes to him. VarÃ° og sÃ¡ hlutur einn er nÃ½nÃ¦mum Ã¾Ã³tti gegna aÃ° aldrei festi snÃ¦ utan og sunnan Ã¡ haugi ÃorgrÃms og eigi fraus; og gÃ¡tu menn Ã¾ess til aÃ° hann myndi Frey svo Ã¡varÃ°ur fyrir blÃ³tin aÃ° hann myndi eigi vilja aÃ° freri Ã¡ milli Ã¾eirra. In Gylfaginning 23, Snorri counts Njörd as an áss, and in Gylfaginning 24, says that Freyr is the ágætasti af ásum (most glorious of the Aesir) and Freyja is â¦ No myths involving SkÃÃ°blaÃ°nir have come down to us but Snorri relates that Freyr rode to Baldr's funeral in a wagon pulled by Gullinbursti. In the Norse religion, Freyr was the son of the Vanir Njord and the twin brother of Freya. They seem to have been associated with the making of bread. FrÃ¸ quoque deorum satrapa sedem haud procul Upsala cepit, ubi veterem litationis morem tot gentibus ac saeculis usurpatum tristi infandoque piaculo mutavit. NjÃ¶rÃ°r Ã NÃ³atÃºnum gat sÃÃ°an tvau bÃ¶rn, hÃ©t sonr Freyr en dÃ³ttir Freyja. The god TÃ½r speaks up in Freyr's defense. Mythology Aesir-Vanir War. To Mannus they assign three sons, from whose names, they say, the coast tribes are called Ingaevones; those of the interior, Herminones; all the rest, Istaevones". Historians are divided on the reliability of Adam's account.. The dwarves build Freyr a ship, Skidbladnir, that can hold all the gods or fit in his pocket. He courts the giantess Gerd through his servant Skirnir. ÃÃ¡ hÃ©lzt Ã¡r ok friÃ°r. 450-1100)-language text, Articles containing Old High German (ca. Although originally one of the Vanir tribe, he was included with the Aesir. Freyr asks Skírnir to bring Gerðr to him, Skírnir demands his sword from him, and Freyr readily gives it. He also states that the gods discovered Freyr and Freyja having sex together. The third is Frikko, who bestows peace and pleasure on mortals. That Freyr had a cult at Uppsala is well confirmed from other sources. Gesta Danorum 6, Fisher's translation. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students. Æsir) is no hindrance to the inclusion of the Vanir gods Njörd and Freyr. FREYR AND FREYJA. (also spelled Freyr), in Norse mythology, a god of wealth and of the harvest, and patron god of Sweden and Iceland. Gunnar destroyed the wooden idol and dressed himself as Freyr, then Gunnar and the priestess travelled across Sweden where people were happy to see the god visiting them. LandnÃ¡mabÃ³k includes a heathen oath to be sworn at an assembly where Freyr, NjÃ¶rÃ°r, and "the almighty Ã¡ss" are invoked. A part of the Swedish Skog tapestry depicts three figures that have been interpreted as allusions to Odin, Thor, and Freyr, but also as the three Scandinavian holy kings Canute, Eric and Olaf. He helped her drive Freyr's wagon with the god effigy in it, but the god did not appreciate Gunnar and so attacked him and would have killed Gunnar if he had not promised himself to return to the Christian faith if he would make it back to Norway. The Old Norse name form Freyr, partially modernized to Frey (ahd. Those discrepancies can be explained in several ways. Ynglinga saga 13, Schultz's edition, When it became known to the Swedes that Frey was dead, and yet peace and good seasons continued, they believed that it must be so as long as Frey remained in Sweden; and therefore they would not burn his remains, but called him the god of this world, and afterwards offered continually blood-sacrifices to him, principally for peace and good seasons. And toward this house went a woman; when she raised her hands and opened the door before her, brightness gleamed from her hands, both over sky and sea, and all the worlds were illumined of her. ÃÃ¡ er NjÃ¶rÃ°r var meÃ° VÃ¶num, Ã¾Ã¡ hafÃ°i hann Ã¡tta systur sÃna, Ã¾vÃ at Ã¾at vÃ¡ru Ã¾ar lÃ¶g; vÃ¡ru Ã¾eirra bÃ¶rn Freyr ok Freyja. 1 Often depicted with an enormous phallus, Freyr was worshiped across Scandinavia (particularly in Sweden), â¦ Although deprived of this weapon, Freyr defeats the jÃ¶tunn Beli with an antler. The most extensive surviving Freyr myth relates Freyr's falling in love with the female jÃ¶tunn GerÃ°r. Freyr is also known to have been associated with the horse cult. Ingui is mentioned also in some later Anglo-Saxon literature under varying forms of his name, such as "For what doth Ingeld have to do with Christ" and the variants used in Beowulf to designate the kings as 'leader of the friends of Ing'. As with most Norse gods and goddesses, little was known of Freyaâs childhood and early development.In the Ynglinga saga, a book of the Heimskringla by Snorri Sturluson, Freya was presented as a leading deity of the Vanir and a player in the Aesir-Vanir War. Ynglinga saga 12, Laing's translation, ÃÃ¡ er allir SvÃar vissu, at Freyr var dauÃ°r, en hÃ©lzt Ã¡r ok friÃ°r, Ã¾Ã¡ trÃºÃ°u Ã¾eir, at svÃ¡ mundi vera, meÃ°an Freyr vÃ¦ri Ã¡ SvÃÃ¾jÃ³Ã°, ok vildu eigi brenna hann, ok kÃ¶lluÃ°u hann veraldar goÃ° ok blÃ³tuÃ°u mest til Ã¡rs ok friÃ°ar alla Ã¦vi sÃÃ°an. The loss of Freyr's sword has consequences. Frey fell into a sickness; and as his illness took the upper hand, his men took the plan of letting few approach him. Eventually, she becomes his wife but first Freyr has to give away his sword which fights on its own "if wise be he who wields it." Either Snorri or Adam may also have had distorted information. The other, Wodenâthat is, the Furiousâcarries on war and imparts to man strength against his enemies. FjÃ¶lnir's descendants are enumerated in Ynglingatal which describes the mythological kings of Sweden. In HÃºsdrÃ¡pa, partially preserved in the Prose Edda, he is said to ride a boar to Baldr's funeral. Freyr is said to "bestow peace and pleasure on mortals." Written c. 1080, one of the oldest written sources on pre-Christian Scandinavian religious practices is Adam of Bremen's Gesta Hammaburgensis ecclesiae pontificum. In a poem by Egill Skalla-GrÃmsson, Freyr is called upon along with NjÃ¶rÃ°r to drive Eric Bloodaxe from Norway. , The Skog Church Tapestry portion possibly depicting Odin, Thor and Freyr, An example of the small gold pieces of foil that may depict GerÃ°r and Freyr. Freyr gives SkÃrnir a steed and his magical sword for the journey. Freyr tÃ³k Ã¾Ã¡ rÃki eptir NjÃ¶rÃ°; var hann kallaÃ°r drÃ³ttinn yfir SvÃum ok tÃ³k skattgjafir af Ã¾eim; hann var vinsÃ¦ll ok Ã¡rsÃ¦ll sem faÃ°ir hans. Freyr is not alone in his godly pursuits but has attributes to accompany him â most commonly the boar and the ship Skíðblaðnir (Old Norse for \"assembled from pieces of thin wood\"). When he dies he is buried in a howe. Heâs also an honorary member of the other tribe of Norse gods, the Aesir, having arrived in their fortress, Asgard, as a hostage at the closing of the Aesir-Vanir War. Ãau vÃ¡ru fÃ¶gr Ã¡litum ok mÃ¡ttug. His wife was called Gerd, daughter of Gymir, and their son was called Fjolne. A twin brother of Freya and a son of the sea god Njord , Freyr can be seen as the Vanir equivalent of the Asgardian gods Thor and Baldur . Freyr er hinn Ã¡gÃ¦tasti af Ã¡sum. â¦ He governs also the prosperity of men. Gesta Danorum 9, Olrik's edition, About this time the Swedish ruler FrÃ¸, after killing Sivard, king of the Norwegians, removed the wives of Sivard's relatives to a brothel and exposed them to public prostitution. The protagonist of Hrafnkels saga is a priest of Freyr. However, lacking his sword, Freyr will be killed by the fire jÃ¶tunn Surtr during the events of RagnarÃ¶k. Norse mythology Prose Edda. The human figures are almost always clothed and are sometimes depicted with their knees bent. GrÃmnismÃ¡l, a poem which largely consists of miscellaneous information about the gods, mentions Freyr's abode. The woman is GerÃ°r, a beautiful giantess. He is the son of NjÇ«rðr and his sister. This would add a further layer of tragedy to the myth. Freyr is depressed after seeing GerÃ°r. King Hadingus is cursed after killing a divine being and atones for his crime with a sacrifice. The 14th century Icelandic Ãgmundar Ã¾Ã¡ttr dytts contains a tradition of how Freyr was transported in a wagon and administered by a priestess, in Sweden. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). Freyr goes as a hostage to the Aesir, along with Njord and Freya. Gesta Danorum 1, Fisher's translation. In this short story, a man named Gunnar was suspected of manslaughter and escaped to Sweden, where Gunnar became acquainted with this young priestess. Freyr is fated to fight the fire-giant Surtr and since he does not have his sword he will be defeated. She was the sister of Freyr. Freyr (Old Norse: Lord), sometimes anglicized as Frey, is a widely attested god in Norse mythology, associated with sacral kingship, virility, peace and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and with good harvest. In this temple, entirely decked out in gold, the people worship the statues of three gods in such wise that the mightiest of them, Thor, occupies a throne in the middle of the chamber; Woden and Frikko have places on either side. After a period of brooding, he consents to talk to SkÃrnir, his foot-page. He repeated this mode of propitiation at an annual festival and left it to be imitated by his descendants. The courtship of Freyr and GerÃ°r is dealt with extensively in the poem SkÃrnismÃ¡l. Home. Snorri Sturluson starts his epic history of the kings of Norway with Ynglinga saga, a euhemerized account of the Norse gods. But the result at RagnarÇ«k, the end of the world, will be much more serious. The figures coincide with 11th century descriptions of statue arrangements recorded by Adam of Bremen at the Temple at Uppsala and written accounts of the gods during the late Viking Age. The reference to public prostitution may be a memory of fertility cult practices. Finally, Gunnar had to flee back to Norway with his young bride and had her baptized at the court of Olaf Tryggvason. Although originally one of the Vanir tribe, he was included with the Aesir. Freyr Norse God was the god of fertility and Sun. The significance of these gods is as follows: Thor, they say, presides over the air, which governs the thunder and lightning, the winds and rains, fair weather and crops. In the meantime they raised a great mound, in which they placed a door with three holes in it. They're gods of fertility and Freyr is usually depicted with a large phallus! Freyr is referred to several times in skaldic poetry. In the mythological stories in the Icelandic books the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Freyr is presented as one of the Vanir, the son of the god NjÃ¶rÃ°r as well as the twin brother of the goddess Freyja. 14 Lokasenna 29: The word Ás (pl. Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. Among other things, he was associated with male virility, sunshine, and fair weather. According to Norse mythology, Freyr and his father were sent to live with the Æsir as hostages in the peace agreement at the end of the Æsir-Vanir War. He's also the ruler of Alfheim and Lord of the Elves.  He has the servants SkÃrnir, Byggvir and Beyla. The handsome Frey had power over rain and sun, bountiful harvests, good fortune, happiness, and peace. He rides the shining dwarf-made boar Gullinbursti and possesses the ship SkÃÃ°blaÃ°nir which always has a favorable breeze and can be folded together and carried in a pouch when it is not being used. Among the Norse gods, he was known for his bravery, strength, healing powers and righteousness. Hann rÃ¦Ã°r ok fÃ©sÃ¦lu manna. Freyr is a very important god in Old Norse religion; not so much in Norse mythology as one might suppose, for there he actually appears in only one story, but very much in the cult. His likeness, too, they fashion with an immense phallus. Freyr is the god of fertility and fruitfulness. Freyr is the god of fertility and fruitfulness. Alter Wodan, id est furor, bella gerit, hominique ministrat virtutem contra inimicos. Corrections? Freyr is the god of fertility and belongs to the family of the Vanir (Snorri included him in his list of Æsir as well). Odin goes on to conquer the North and settles in Sweden where he rules as king, collects taxes and maintains sacrifices. Even after the loss of his weapon Freyr still has two magical artifacts, both of them dwarf-made. Peace and good seasons continued. Ãat var svÃ¡ gott sverÃ° at sjÃ¡lft vÃ¡sk. Freyr reveals the cause of his grief and asks SkÃrnir to go to JÃ¶tunheimr to woo GerÃ°r for him. Freyr (Old Norse: Lord), sometimes anglicised as Frey, is a widely attested god associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather, and pictured as a phallic fertility god in Norse mythology. In Norse mythology, the story is told of the courting of a young giantess named Gerd by the god Freyr and his servant Skirnir. He dedicates a horse to the god and kills a man for riding it, setting in motion a chain of fateful events. He is the noblest of the gods. The reference to the change in sacrificial ritual may also reflect some historical memory. Var hann Ã¾vÃ meir dÃ½rkaÃ°r en Ã¶nnur goÃ°in, sem Ã¡ hans dÃ¶gum varÃ° landsfÃ³lkit auÃ°gara en fyrr af friÃ°inum ok Ã¡ri. Freyr tÃ³k sÃ³tt; en er at honum leiÃ° sÃ³ttin, leituÃ°u menn sÃ©r rÃ¡Ã°s, ok lÃ©tu fÃ¡ menn til hans koma, en bjoggu haug mikinn, ok lÃ©tu dyrr Ã¡ ok 3 glugga. In Norse mythology, Freyja is a goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, sex, war, gold, and seiðr. Such a memory may also be the source of a description in book 6 of the stay of Starcatherus, a follower of Odin, in Sweden. Social Studies for Kids - The Monitor and the Merrimack, Frey - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). Freyr, sometimes referred to as Yngvi-Freyr, was especially associated with Sweden and seen as an ancestor of the Swedish royal house. He refers to Freyr with the Latinized name Fricco and mentions that an image of him at Skara was destroyed by the Christian missionary, Bishop Egino. Gesta Danorum 6, Olrik's edition, After Bemoni's death Starkather, because of his valour, was summoned by the Biarmian champions and there performed many feats worthy of the tellings. A strophe of the Anglo-Saxon rune poem (c. 1100) records that: This may refer to the origins of the worship of Ingui in the tribal areas that Tacitus mentions in his Germania as being populated by the Inguieonnic tribes. Frey built a great temple at Upsal, made it his chief seat, and gave it all his taxes, his land, and goods. After the war between the two tribes, the Vanir sent the twins to the Æsir gods. Some scholars have preferred a slightly different translation, in which the sun shines "from the sword of the gods". His sister and female counterpart, Freyja, was goddess of love, fertility, battle, and death. Gylfaginning 37, EB's edition, It chanced one day that Freyr had gone to HlidskjÃ¡lf, and gazed over all the world; but when he looked over into the northern region, he saw on an estate a house great and fair. Her father is Njord. Gerd, daughter of the giant Gymir, was his wife. Frigg Frigg is a Norse goddess of love and fertility. According to Adam of Bremen, Freyr was associated with peace and pleasure, and was represented with a phallic statue in the Temple at Uppsala. Gerd, daughter of the giant Gymir, was his wife. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. En er Freyr var dauÃ°r, bÃ¡ru Ã¾eir hann leyniliga Ã hauginn, ok sÃ¶gÃ°u SvÃum at hann lifÃ°i, ok varÃ°veittu hann Ã¾ar 3 vetr. Then SkÃrnir went forth and wooed the woman for him, and received her promise; and nine nights later she was to come to the place called Barrey, and then go to the bridal with Freyr. 750-1050)-language text, Articles with dead external links from October 2017, Articles with permanently dead external links, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2015, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Srpskohrvatski / ÑÑÐ¿ÑÐºÐ¾Ñ ÑÐ²Ð°ÑÑÐºÐ¸, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. One the most venerated and beloved of the Norse gods, Freyr (along with his twin sister Freya) was unique in his origins, since he belonged to the Vanir tribe of Norse gods, as opposed to the Æsir. 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