Freyja…daughter of the sea god Njord and sister of Freyr
It is rumoured that Freyja’s husband [Odur, or Od] was in fact Odin. Freyja was the goddess of lust as well as love which would make her a suitable partner for Odin, the father of battle. Freyja, a sorceress who flew in a falcon’s skin, arrived in Asgard to teach the gods the spells and charms of the Vanir (the group of Gods and Goddesses, older than those of the Aesir). Freyja’s greatest treasure was the Brisingamen’s necklace:
Let’s not forget we’re here to celebrate this lovely book.
Secrets of the Ash Tree is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets.
Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever. Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief.
What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.
Must announce that on 23rd of September my first ever Goodreads giveaway began and lasts for one month. You can find it here: http://bit.ly/1duJm1o. Please go enter to win one paperback copy of Finding Esta. If you would, please mention it somewhere, that would also be wonderful!
As an added bonus, I found this and thought it might be of interest to some readers. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome. Click the link to grab a copy in audio for your ipod, for iTunes or as MP3. 🙂
This is a comprehensive collection of all the major and minor gods of Rome and Greece, with descriptions of festivals and retellings of major mythological stories. (Summary by Sibella)