Definition of Freyr
1. Noun. (Norse mythology) god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity; son of Njorth and brother of Freya; originally of the Vanir; later with the Aesir.
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Literary usage of Freyr
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Teutonic Mythology by Jacob Grimm, James Steven Stallybrass (1882)
"freyr and his sister Freyja are suggestive of Liber and Libera (Dionysus and Proserpina, or even her mother Demeter; of sun and moon). ..."
2. The Classic Myths in English Literature and in Art by Charles Mills Gayley, Thomas Bulfinch (1911)
"Among their most noted works were Thor's hammer, and the ship Skidbladnir, which they gave to freyr. This vessel was so large that it could contain all the ..."
3. The Religion of the Teutons by Pierre Daniël Chantepie de la Saussaye (1902)
"freyr has more points of resemblance to a Liber than to a Mars or Jupiter. ... In the case of freyr, some features point to heavenly light, ..."
4. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1846)
"They answered : ' It is freyr, our god.' ' How has he proved his power to you? ... But freyr remaining silent, Olaf smote off both his hands, ..."
5. The History of Scotish Poetry by David Irving, David Laing (1861)
"And than the freyr ... and than the freyr cuth lout, And in the west he turnit him ewin about, ... freyr Robert said, " I say it may nocht be. ..."
6. Outlines of Primitive Belief Among the Indo-European Races by Charles Francis Keary (1882)
"The first is the history of the wooing of Gerd by freyr, and it is thus told:— There ... Once freyr mounted the seat of Odhinn, which was called Air Throne; ..."