Freyja Tomte

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  • Size: Approx. 14 inches (35 cm)
  • Material: Felt and polyester 
  • Handmade, may come with small variations.
  • Copyrighted design by Grimfrost
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Freyja is the goddess of love and beauty, as well as war and magic. Here, in the shape of a traditional Swedish tomte, she comes with her long, beautiful hair, a body and hat made of soft felt. She is also wearing her magical necklace, Brisingamen.

The tomte figure represents the many different spirits that were very important to Viking Age Scandinavians. In folklore the tomte guarded the home and protected its people from misfortunes. 

Product number: 4516

Midwinter celebrations in Viking Age Scandinavia were (and still are) known as Jul. A common practice, already appearing in Hrafnsmál in the year 900, is "drinking Jul". That points at the importance of gathering around the ceremonial toasts during the festivities. Odin, also known as Jölnir (Yule-er) and Jölföðr (Yule Father) was an important figure during this period. Midwinter is often connected to Odin and his wild hunt across the sky. 

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