Digital Art - Fractal Print
This fractal abstract honors the goddess Freya.
Freyja (or Freya, Freja, Frejya) is a goddess in Norse and Germanic Mythology. She is the twin sister of Freyr and the daughter of Njord. She was originally worshipped as a fertility goddess but in the Eddas she was often portrayed as a goddess of love, beauty and attraction. She was also associated with war, battle, death, wealth, magic and prophecies. Freyja was said to be the most beloved, honored, and renowned among goddesses. She is one of the most popular deities of Norse mythology.
Freyja often rides in a chariot pulled by big blue cats, or on a golden battle boar. She is called "The Fair One". In the myths, there were three giants who wanted to marry Freyja, but they were all killed by Thor, the god of thunder.
Freyja also has a precious necklace called Brisingamen (Jewelry of Fire). The god Loki once stole this necklace, and Freyja had to ask the god Heimdall for help. Heimdall won the fight with Loki and gave the necklace back to Freyja. For this, Loki is also called "Thief of Brisingamen", and Heimdall is also called "Seeker of Brisingamen". Heimdall brings Brisingamen back to Freyja
When Thrymr, the King of the frost giants, told Loki to ask Freyja to become his wife, the goddess was so angry that heaven was shaken, and the necklace Brisingamen broke. The god Thor later borrowed the necklace and came to the wedding, dressed up as Freyja. Thor killed Thrymr and all his relatives.
First-place contest winner: Non-objective Abstracts 16 Feb 2015
#1 of 737 submissions
Sponsoring Group: Mixed Media Art ;
Contest Administrator Diana Cardosi-Bussone
November 29th, 2014
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