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Freyja and the Dwarves of the Four Directions

In The Well of Remembrance, a book exploring the origin of the Norse Myths, Ralph Metzner tells the story of how the Goddess Freyja wore a magical necklace called brisingamen. This necklace is ‘emblematic of her power.’ The word brisingamen is linguistically related to fire and shining.  Possibly it was made of gold or amber. No one is sure. This necklace was crafted for her by four dwarves. The four dwarves who guard the four directions. In order for her to acquire the necklace, she has to spend one ‘magical night of love’ with each of the dwarves, and so she does. Freyja is a Vanir...

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