Happy May Day
Freyr is the brother of Freya, son of Njord and Nerthus, and is one of the leaders of Vanir divinities. The word "Freyr" itself means "Lord," as the word Freya translates to "Lady." The names of both are believed to be simple epithets, rather than their true names, as Freya is known by many alternate names, and Freyr himself has also been known as Ing or Yngvi. Many also believe that the mythical immortal King Frodhi of Sweden is also Freyr due to many similarities between lore and historical evidence.
Freyr's main role is fertility, as well as keeper of frith. Roman sources suggest that the worship of Freyr is as a phallic god, and this is supported by archaeological finds such as the Rallinge statuette of Freyr found in Sweden. Freyr is depicted in a seated position with an oversized erect phallus, looking strangely thoughtful as he holds onto his long beard and stares into space. The role of the phallic god is one intertwined with the fertility of the earth and its residents, and his holiness is connected to agriculture and wealth.
In literary sources, the role of Freyr as a fertility god is also supported. He is known to bestow "peace and pleasure on mortals" and is wed to Gerdr (earth), a union that many interpret as the divine union of land and sky which creates fertility upon the land. There is also indication that Freyr was originally wed or mated with Freyja herself, yet this union was discouraged when they came to Asgard, as the Aesir did not accept incestuous marriage.
One of Freyr's most important possessions is his golden boar named Gullinbursti (Golden-Bristles) who was created by dwarves and gifted to Freyr from Loki and dwarves. The mane of Gullinbursti is said to emit a glow so strong that it can illuminate even the darkest path. This in itself indicates a connection to both justice and knowledge.
One of Freyr's most important possessions is his boar named Gullinbursti (Golden-Bristles) who was created by dwarves and gifted to Freyr. The mane of Gullinbursti is said to emit a glow so strong that it can illuminate even the darkest path.
May the Great God Freyr bless you with wealth, prosperity, and a great sex life.