Freyr and Freyja, Norse gods

FREYR, or FREY, is the Norse god of rain, fertility, and peace, was, like his sister Freyja and his father Njord, a survival from the pre-Odinic mythology. His festival was at the winter solstice (Christmas). A well-known saga relates his wooing of Gerda, daughter of the frost-giant Gymir.

Freyr, Norse god


FREYJA is the Norse goddess of the spring, love, and fertility, sister to the god Freyr. She was often confused, and in later times identified, with the goddess-mother Frigga, the wife of Odin.