Goddess Freya

Freya (or Freyja) belongs to the Norse pantheon. She is the goddess of love, fertility, battle, and death. One of Freya’s great privileges is to hand-select half of the heroes who have died in battle, to return with her to her great hall in the ‘Folkvangar,’ while Odin takes the other half to Valhalla.

Freya has arguably the most evocative imagery of all the European goddesses. She rides a chariot pulled by two cats, is accompanied by the golden boar Hildisvíni, and possesses a cloak of falcon feathers. Quite the entrance!

She’s also considered a bit of a party girl, with a fondness for thrill-seeking, material beauty, and many lovers. She shares similarities with Venus, Aphrodite and Isis.

Freya also taught seidr to the gods, and humans by extension. Seidr is pre-Christian Norse shamanism, which involves working within the structure of Fate, by symbolically weaving new events into being. Given Freya’s expertise in controlling and manipulating desire, health, and prosperity, she’s a goddess whose knowledge and power are practically unequalled. Freya’s wild sexuality, her passionate love for Odin, and her ownership of life and death, brings some pretty powerful energy.

Offerings to Freya can include honey, wine, perfumes and poetry. Work with Freya on bringing abundance, longevity, passion and growth (and if sex magic is your thing, then Freya’s def your girl!)

Jenna is a pagan and lifelong student of history. She's the potion expert at High Priestess, and also designs tarot decks, oracle decks, and powerful ritual oils.