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Freya

Norse mythology associates the aurora with the beautiful goddess, Freya, daughter of Njord 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.

It is said that Freya took the form of a falcon, which allowed her to travel over great distances.

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