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Frey(frā), Norse god. He was a beneficent deity associated with the fertilizing powers of the sun and the rain and, like his sister FreyjaFreyja
, Norse goddess of love, marriage, and fertility. Her identity and attributes were often confused with those of the goddess Frigg. As a deity of the dead, Freyja was entitled to half the warriors killed in battle, the other half going to Odin.
..... Click the link for more information. , with the return of spring. His worship, which extended throughout most of Scandinavia, had its chief seat at Uppsala.
(also Freyr), in Scandinavian mythology, the god of fertility, wealth, and peace. Frey is the brother and sometimes the husband of Freya. According to many accounts he is married to Gerth, who is apparently an earth goddess. Frey is associated with the marvelous ship Skidbladnir and the golden boar Gyllenborste.
Frey was worshiped throughout Scandinavia, especially in Sweden. He was also known as Yngvi, from which appellative the name of the Swedish royal house of Yngling was derived.