Carved from Ash Wood, this statue represents the goddess Freyja (old Norse meaning "Lady") who is the most renowed of the Norse goddesses and the sister and female counterpart of Freyr, in charge of love, fertility, battle, and death.
Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, rides a chariot pulled by two cats, is accompanied by the boar Hildisvíni, and possesses a cloak of falcon feathers allowing her to transform into one. She is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi fathered by her husband Óðr. Along with her brother Freyr, her father Njörðr, and her mother (Njörðr's sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vanir. Stemming from Old Norse Freyja, modern forms of the name include Freya, Freyia, and Freja.
Freya is the archetype of the völva, a professional or semiprofessional practitioner of seidr, the most organized form of Norse magic. It was she who first brought this art to the gods, and, by extension, to humans as well. Given her expertise in controlling and manipulating the desires, health, and prosperity of others, she’s a being whose knowledge and power are almost without equal.