Skadi, Norse Goddess of Winter

To continue our Wintery themes for this Holiday season I have decided on Skadi for this week’s Femme Fatale Friday.    She is the Norse Goddess of Winter!   Her name could mean either harm or shadows.   This makes a lot of sense for a Goddess who is associated with a very dark and…

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Freya and Friday the 13th

Hello my lovely readers, and welcome to another Femme Fatale Friday, here at White Rose of Avalon!    Today it is a special Friday the 13th edition, where I will look at the Norse goddess Freya, and how she was demonized by the Church.    Friday the 13th was the most sacred of her days,…

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Birds as Emblems of Goddesses

For today’s post I have chosen to discuss the birds that are sacred to my four favorite goddesses!    These goddesses are Aphrodite (Venus), Freya, Rhiannon, and Blodeuwedd!   All of these goddesses have bird associations, that make birds sacred to them in some way. First I would like to look at Aphrodite.  The Greek…

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Freya: Warrior Love Goddess

For today’s post I would like to take a look at the Love Goddess of the Norse Pantheon.    Freya was a goddess of both love and war.    She was in this way associated with both life and death, and even had a hall of warrior’s souls (just like Odin did), and she got…

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