The Meaning of Freya
26 November, 2002
I had no idea that the name my cat had when I adopted her had any special meaning. Then, I read this entry on my cat calendar today:
“In Norse mythology, as in legends of other cultures, cats are associated with fertility. Freya, the Scandinavian goddess of love and fertility, is pictured in a carriage drawn by cats and Friday, named for her, is considered a lucky day for marriage.”
Guess I’ve been pronouncing her name wrong…I’ve been saying it “Fray-a” – perhaps it’s “Fry-a.” Oh, I’m not saying it wrong per www.m-w.com. And they say she’s the Norse goddess of love and beauty.