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