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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (16 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598004212
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598004212
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 884,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Katie Gerrard on 11 Jan. 2013
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I have been working with the goddess Freyja for many years (more than I care to admit to these days!) and therefore bought this book immediately after discovering it existed. It is a nice sturdy little guide to the goddess and allows the reader to understand her within a pagan/ heathen context. It is clear that the author has done a lot of research in her field and she is careful to show where she found her information and to represent it clearly for the reader. Where this differs from purely academic texts however is that the author also brings in information on how Freyja is worshipped and understood by the modern pagan audience. I do feel that in her struggle to be taken seriously as an academical source, the author has lost a little of her own voice here and I would have liked to hear more information on how she personally views Freyja and how she works with her. I also feel that the gap between the US and UK styles is evident here, especially with the addition of the poetry, which I skipped over. However, if you are someone that likes to use poetry within invocations then I can see how it could be a very useful addition.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Aug. 2008
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Do they just publish anything these days? This "book" is about 100 pages long and 40 of them are either blank, references, index and bibliography. So... let's judge the 60 pages that are the actual "book". It seems that the... ahem... author just read a bunch of books, took several information and put it together. It's full of speculation and opinions (and really bad poems)and neither informative nor interesting. Furthermore the method of writing is very essay like (it turns out the author is an english student so I can see why) and the illustrations are the equivalent of those of my 5 year old cousin. I was almost angry I spent money on something that almost put me off any further reading on the goddess or the nothern tradition. I wish I could have given it a negative rating. You have been warned!
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Hail Freyja 27 Feb. 2007
By Todd Hawley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The subtitle of this book is "An Introduction to the Goddess" and that's what this book truly is, an introduction to a very dynamic and complex goddess. The author points out that Freyja would be comfortable "playing poker with the boys," and a moment later could be in a soft, almost shy mood (ha!) when pursuing a lover, and the next moment, be a "warrior woman," ready to go into battle.

Freyja is known as the Norse goddess of love, magic, battle and death. And yet, the mythology surrounding her leaves some questions that scholars still argue about. This book discusses a few of these "contradictions" and invites the reader to do further research on their own, listing a bibliography at the book's end. One example is Freyja's chariot drawn by cats. Most assume the "cats" mentioned are the domestic kind, and yet some scholars claim the "cats" could be any small furry animal or even a larger cat, like a tiger.

The book not only talks about the topics Freyja is well known for, but also her association with gold, the sea and other deities and heroes. There's also a section near the book's end citing lore involving Freyja and modern worship of her.

It takes about an hour or so to read this book and anyone doing so will be intrigued by Freyja's many aspects.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Fresh look at Freya 8 Sept. 2006
By R. Oberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Wonderful, in-depth look at this goddess of the north. A must-have for anyone interested in the norse gods, and especially those who are of the Asatru faith.

Very exciting to find the chapter on "UPG" - you rarely see an author spend that much time sharing their own (and other's) personal gnosis of a deity.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Best book on a Goddess 1 April 2008
By S. Plowright - Published on Amazon.com
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It is hard to find a book with the word "goddess" in the title without being confronted with New-Age fluff, or politico-feminist propaganda.

This book is refreshingly different. Written by a real Viking lady, and a scholar of the literature, it contains a down-to-earth view of one of our favourite goddesses, based on an intimate knowledge of the surviving historical sources.

One thing I found particularly admirable, was that she keeps the speculative material for last, placing it in its own chapter. I can only hope that this will become a standard practice.

Essential reading for Northern trad, or Goddess worshipers.

Sweyn
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Great Work! 25 Oct. 2006
By Raven Hawksson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An outstanding look into Freyja! Patty really did her work here and it shows! Kept me interested the whole way through. was nice to find some validations for my thoughts on the holder of Brisingamen! I raise a horn to you Patty!
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Concise, Informative Study 5 Dec. 2006
By Bojojohn - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a rarity--an in-depth look into one of the most popular goddesses of Northern Europe. Lafayllve compares, contrasts and cites her findings on many disputed topics. A great book for those studying Freyja and a must-have for any heathen reconstructionist.
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