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Goddess Symbols:
Frigga & Freya
Norse Goddesses

 
     

Goddess Symbols
and Sacred Objects
of Frigga and Freya


Note: The myths of the Norse goddesses Freya and Frigga are often confused in writings about them. If you have not already read their fascinating myths, you might want to read our explanation of this confusion at Frigga and Freya.

Goddess symbols, individualized for each goddess, were incorporated into the worship of the ancient goddesses, were often worn as jewelry, and also used in the household decor as talismans to seek the goddesses special gifts, blessings, or protection.  A large number of goddess symbols have survived in statuary and other works of art.

Many of the goddess symbols come from the legends surrounding a specific goddess and were "characters" in her story. Other goddess symbols  were derived from the rituals used  in the ancient rites of worship of these pagan goddesses.

Most often the symbols of Frigga represent her special attributes such as the art of foretelling events and weaving destiny. Freya is often represented by symbols associated with her passionate support of those she favored. It is not surprising that many of our icons representing vigorous and spectacular passion are derived from the ancient goddess symbols of Frigga and Freya. 

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Goddess Symbols of Frigga and Freya

General:    

Frigga: Full moon,  fine jewelry, the sky, spinning wheel and the spindle, the weather, the New Year

Freya:  Aurora borealis (the Northern lights), sword,  floral bouquets, romantic music
 

Animals:
Frigga: Cats, pigs, falcons, cuckoos

Freya: Geese,  sparrows, and horses.
 

Plants:  
Frigga:  alder, birch,  elder, feverfew, mint, mistletoe, mugwort, rose, tansy, and valerian.

Freya: Apple, bramble, cypress, thyme, vervain, and yarrow

 

Perfumes/Scents:  
Frigga: Rose,  sandalwood, and myrtle

Freya: Cypress and  vervain

 

Gems and Metals:  
Frigga: Amber, moonstone, silver, rose quartz, pink tourmaline, emerald, gold

 Freya: Ruby, citrine, red jasper, jade,
malachite,  and copper

 

Colors:  
Frigga: Silver, white, and green

Freya: Red and black
 

Be sure to read the stories of Freya and Frigga now that you've seen their goddess symbols.

Goddess Quiz: Freya

Goddess Quiz: Freya

Read the Stories of the Goddesses         

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