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Freya was the Goddess of Fertility, and a former Valkyrie.[2]

Asgardians built up a cult in her name on the Isle of Love.[2]

She was once lured into crying by Rimthursar, who had lied to her telling her that Odin had died, for him to collect her gold tears.[1]

Loki once used the Cloak of Freya to temporarily transform Storm into a falcon.[3]

Retconned History

This story was retconned by The Mighty Thor #12.1 and is no longer in continuity in this form, Freya having been replaced by Thor's mother Freyja

The Giant Thrym once tried to barter Thor's stolen hammer Mjolnir for Freya's hand in marriage, but Thor and Loki managed to out-scheme the Giant.[4]

Powers

Freya presumably possesses all of the various superhuman attributes common among the Asgardians.

She also can cry gold tears.[1][2]

Abilities

  • Allspeak: Thanks to the Allspeak she can communicate in all of the languages of the Nine Realms, Earth's dialects, and various alien languages.



  • Freya is something of a forgotten Goddess in Marvel Comics. Real world debates exist over the connection between Germanic Goddesses Freyja and Frigg.[5]
    • Marvel Comics merged many elements of these Goddesses into:
      • Thor's adoptive mother Frigga, a member of the Vanir called occasionally "Fricka" and often "Freyja".
      • Freya's mythological daughter Idunn, sometimes referred to as Freia or Freya, and identified as the sister of Frey[6] instead of as his niece.
    • Nevertheless, uses of Freya have occasionally crept into Marvel Comics which do not appear to be Frigga or Idunn by another name, and those appearances are recorded here. Kieron Gillen confirmed that "Freya is her own thing. Her own, very-limited-number-of-issues-appearing thing.".[7]
    • Thor: Asgard's Avenger #1's Asgardians' appendix confirms her as an independent being.
    • The Mighty Thor #12.1 retconned Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 2 #15 by having Thrymr demanding Freyja's hand instead of Freya's.

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