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The thrice-born seeress


A witch of the Vanir tribe of gods, Gullveig was famously stabbed and burned alive three times by the Æsir gods only to rise again each time unscathed. The event is described in the Völuspá (arguably the most important poem in the Poetic Edda) and it sparked the great Æsir-Vanir war. Her use of seiðr (magic) suggests that Gullveig is another name for the Vanir goddess, Freyja. If true, this would explain why a central character like Gullveig does not appear elsewhere in the myths. 


This piece was produced in January 2021 as part of the Mini Myth Collection®


© Aric Jorn 2021. All rights reserved.

Mini Myth - Gullveig

SKU: MMN21.01
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