Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess By Patricia M. Lafayllve


Informative as promised. Some of this I already knew based on my own research, but its nice to have all these sources gathered in one definitive text. Paperback Well-written and thoroughly researched book about worship of Freyja. I appreciated the multiple interpretations of texts and sagas. There are a couple of friendly spells in the appendices. :) Paperback Love this book! Would definitely recommend to anyone learn about Norse deities or just a big fan of Freyja herself Paperback A wonderful textual analysis of Freyja as she is depicted, characterized and represented within 'Ynglinga Saga'. I particularly enjoyed the sections pertaining to sexuality and seidr. I found the author's voice to be very accessible and balanced. Paperback An interesting look at the Norse goddess Freyja! I've always liked the Norse myths, and this book examines and comments on her different aspects. It's a quick read, and a good introduction to Freyja. It even has a section on modern worship, which is a nice touch. Paperback



An Insightful Look at a Complex Deity

Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess examines Freyja, perhaps the best-known goddess of Norse mythology. Using original source material, extant writings, and scholarship the author builds an image of the goddess as she may have appeared to her followers in pre-Christian Northern Europe. Patricia Lafayllve then uses the knowledge she has compiled to speculate on aspects of modern worship of this complex deity. Freyja, Lady, Vanadis: An Introduction to the Goddess

Great information, poorly presented. Still worth the read if you are interested in Freyja and her origins. Definitely reccomend Paperback I recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the Goddess Freya. This is an in depth, academic look at her which goes beyond the surface examinations found elsewhere. Each chapter deals with different aspects of the mythology and how they shape our understanding of this goddess in relation to sex, love, war, death, magic, wealth, other gods and more. I especially liked the final chapter which looks at modern interactions with the goddess as interpreted through a selection of different peoples' personal gnosis. My only complaint with this book is that it is so short, however it is still more than worth the money to have such a wonderful resource on hand. Paperback Akin to a Pagan Portals book, this is a brief introduction to Freya. The text is rather repetitive, but that's only because we don't have enough recorded information about the goddess to really flesh things out. Still, the author does her best to give detail, add structure, share theories, share modern perspectives, and offers some poetry and song to her. I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to know Freya more. Paperback A good introduction to the deity, examining how she was seen and what she meant to the Norse people in the past. A good examination of her domain and spheres of influence and what kind of a goddess she is. Paperback I thought this was a good summary of the lore of Freyja, but to be honest, I could wish for more of the UPG she seems so nervous to relate. A part two, that vastly expanded her interviews and personal work would be good. I liked the appendix at the end that lists every instance that mentions Freyja in the lore. Paperback

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