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Yngvi-Freyr: Norse God of Rain, Sunlight, Death, and [REDACTED]

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Yngvi-Freyr the God of Kings in Sweden, has a multitude of complex stories and associations around him. I wanted to do a bit of a deep dive into what we know about him, because it’s quite a bit more than people think.

Further Reading
– Myth and Religion of the North – EOG Turville-Petre
– Gods and Myths of Northern Europe – HRE Davidson
– Viga-Glum’s Saga – Unknown
– Prose Edda – Snorri
– Heimskringla – Snorri
– Handbook of Norse Mythology – John Lindow

music by Karl Casey @ White Bat Audio

00:00 – Intro
00:27 – The Aesir & The Vanir
02:09 – The Origins of Freyr
03:09 – Freyr the God of Kings – Ynglings & Uppsala Temple
03:56 – Reframing the Gods as People
05:37 – Freyr & Death (Heimskringla)
07:10 – The Personality of Freyr
07:32 – The Peace Deity (Viga-Glum’s Saga)
08:31 – Freyr as the World God in Sweden
09:39 – Freyr the Fertile – Nerthus & Tacitus
10:46 – Gunnar’s Wagon – Freyr Fights a Christian
13:02 – Freyr & Gerdr – Freyr is an Arm Man
14:29 – Alfheim
15:06 – Gullinbursti the Golden Boar & The Saga of Hrolf Kraki
16:20 – The Peace God – Dude, Wheres my Sword?
17:10 – Are Freyrs Sword and Sutrs Flaming Sword the Same?
18:16 – Freyr the Complex Deity

Posted on May 21, 2021 by A.J. Drew
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