Freyja’s Friday - Asgardr

Freyja’s Friday - Asgardr

The first of the three home worlds is Asgardr, Home to the Aesir a tribe of gods, including Thor, Loki, Odin and Heimdall. It is circled by an incomplete wall built by Hrimthurs. Within Asgardr sits Valhalla, Odin,s hall of the dead where half of the honoured dead go upon death. The other half go to Freyja’s Folkvangr, a field of the dead, where sits Sessrumnir or Freyja’s Hall. In front of Valhalla is Glasislundr, the ‘Glasir grove’ of trees with reddish gold leaves. Here the horses of the Aesir reside. Thor’s hall Bilskirnir meaning ‘Lightning crack,’ the largest of the halls with 540 rooms sits in the area of Asgardr called Thrudheimr, or ‘Place of Might.’ Baldr’s hall in Asgardr is Breidablik 'Broad gleaming' where nothing unclean may enter. Forseti’s hall is called Glitnir or “ The Glittering Hall,” the seat of justice amongst the gods. It bore a silver roof and pillars of gold, which caught the light and made the hall shine. Heimdallr resides at the edge of Asgardr where the Bilrost bridge enters the realm, in a Hall called Hjiminbjorg or ‘Heavens castle,’ all who enter Asgardr pass through here and are watched by Heimdallr, who sits drinking mead. Saga lives in the hall Sokkvabekkr ‘Sunken Beach,’described as a place where cool waters rush and where it is said she spends her days by the stream of memory drinking out of gold chalices with Odin. Frigg’s Hall is Fensalir or “Fen Halls, which stands in an unknown marshland.


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