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Freo
Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Love
 

Freo, Anglo-Saxon Goddess of Love -  Nash Ford Publishing
 
  • Freo was the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Love. She should not be confused with Frige.
  • She was the sister of Ingui.
  • Her sacred animals are the cat and the boar. Cats pulled her chariot, while she sometimes rode a boar. She also had a magic cloak of falcon feathers.
  • One story tells how her necklace called 'Brisingamen' was stolen by Loki, the god of cunning and deceit. This is briefly mentioned in the Saxon poem, 'Beowulf'.
  • A Viking story tells how the King of the Giants wanted to marry her and Thunor was forced to intervene.
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