Continuing on in our series, let’s take a look at…
Actually, this goddess has a number of appellations and spellings as can be seen in some of my image captions. Also called Frigga in the Marvel Universe, she is the goddess of love, sex, fertility, beauty, war, death, etc. As you can see, their is some redundancy of function between the members of the Norse pantheon. Freya is the wife of Odin and the mother of Thor. Below is a depiction of her flyting with the god Loki. Flyting would have been called “playing the dozens” in the not too distant past of the American inner city. In the 1970s, my friends and I called it “firing” on each other when we were in high school. As this picture suggests, this is a fairly widespread sport throughout history.
Here is another representation by John Bauer.
Moving on to the comics, a prominent expression of modern mythology…
… we finally arrive at the movies of the Disney Marvel Franchise, where Freya is played by Renee Russo.
(to be continued)