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Frey Nordic God of Rain and Sun. In Sweden the life-size wood image of this Lord of Animal and Vegetative Fertility was carried in Spring by wagon, accompanied by a maiden chosen to represent his consort-sister Freya. Frey is consonant with the dying-resurrecting Roman deity Priapus, his annual sacred joining with Freya bringing rebirth to the land. The Norse and Germanic feast of Yule celebrated Frey's re-emergence; Yule log and tree are the god's personae hidden within our festival of Christmas. Frey wielded a phallic sword, and in this depiction rides the indomitable boar, Celtic symbol of prosperity, virility and ceremonial feasting.

See also Norse God: Frey/Baldur

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