This is an artist's depiction of Freya. She is often shown riding in a carriage that is pulled by cats.
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Norse mythology associates the aurora
with the beautiful goddess, Freya, daughter of
and the giantess Skadi. Freya was the goddess of beauty and love as well as
battle and death. Friday was named after her. She is always pictured wearing a famous necklace, called a brisling, given to her by dwarfs. Her brother was the Sun god Freyr
In one story, a man offers to rebuild the gods' wall if he could have Freya as his wife, along with the Sun and the Moon. The gods agreed, thinking it was impossible to rebuild the wall in six months. However, the man had almost finished the wall with three days left. Loki tricked the man, and so he couldn't finish the wall in time. Freya remained free from the man's grasp.
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