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The Lady of Sacrifice

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The goddess Freyja presides over many spheres. Her domains include love, fertility, sacrifice, and death. She taught the ritual magic of Seidr to the other Gods and she receives half of the dead who die in battle to take to live in her hall Sessrumnir. One of her roles is to oversee ritual sacrifice, one that she will continue to fulfill even after Ragnarok has ravaged the world.

Freyja wears a cloak of falcon feathers which gives her the ability to shapeshift and fly. She weeps tears that become gold and amber and around her neck is a dwarf-forged necklace called Brisingamen (gleaming torc or necklace).

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