Here's an updated Freya ... hope everyone likes it!!! Freya was the daughter of the Vanir gods Niord & Nerthus, her twin brother was the god Frey, her husband was Od and her two daughters were Hnoss and Gersimi (Jewels and Treasure). Freya was the norse goddess of beauty, physical love, sidhr magic and she was also known as Queen of the Valkyries. She would sometime lead the Valkyries to battle/collect the souls of fallen warriors and it is said that she takes half of the fallen warriors (along with their wives and/or lovers) with her to Folkvang. In Folkvang, there is plenty of food and mead, the walls and floors are covered with thick tapestries and pillows, the warm glow of fireplaces light up every room and the smell of perfume and the sound of love music fills the air. In this composition, I originally planned on showing Freya in her chariot being pulled by her two white cats and have her cloak of falcon feathers flowing behind her. But, the cloak kept coming out so BLAH! I thought to myself: 'Why can't this cloak take the shape of falcon wings?' So here it is! After that, I thought that the cart and her cats would have been too much. I know that Freya is supposed to be a blonde haired/blue eyed beauty, but I kind of like her as a redhead. Around her neck (you probably can't see it, since I had to reduce the pic size for Elfwood) is her famous Brisingamen Necklace, forged with stars by four dwarfs. Just like my other pieces, after I drew this picture, I scanned it, outlined/colored it in Illustrator, and did extra stuff in Photoshop and Painter.