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by Britt-Mari Näsström

Second edition, revised and updated. Slate-blue cloth binding, silver titles. Printed on acid-free paper, 202 pp. Originally printed in 1995 as Lund Studies in the History of Religions, Volume 5.

Freyja is a careful exploration into the nature of the Great Goddess and the Old Norse pantheon, using the tools of literature, archaeology, linguistics, and the works of historians of religion. Through a comparative analysis, Britt-Mari Näsström produces a multi-faceted image of Freyja, the enigmatic Goddess, that is both complex and compelling.

Download Freyja, the Great Goddess of the North epub
ISBN: 1593860196
ISBN13: 978-1593860196
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Author: Britt-Mari Näsström
Language: English
Publisher: Clock & Rose Press; 2nd edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 202 pages
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A phenomenal look at the role of Freyja in European religion. The author explains in detail why Freyja deserves to be counted among the Great Goddesses of Indo-European societies.
This is an excellent summary of pretty much everything known about the goddess Freyja. It is well worth the price.
The title ought to be "Great Goddesses of the North." It has surprisingly little to do with Freyja herself. This is an author advancing a theory to which Freyja seems incidental rather then a work devoted to the Goddess herself.

Now; this may be useful for scholars of mythology; (who I'm guessing were meant to be the target audience.) but it is not particularly useful to the modern Heathen, particularly at the outrageous price of $75.00

If you're looking for a good book on *Freyja* look elsewhere. Patricia M. Lafayllve's "Freyja, Lady, Vandis" is a lot better and much more accessible work for those interested in the Goddess herself.

Bottom line: If you're already studying the Goddess this isn't bad to have in your library *if* you can get a deal; there are some interesting tid bits of information in this book despite all the side-tracks. Otherwise save your money.