Välkommen! Denna blogg är administerad av en hedning som heter William (eller Vilhjálmr). Jag fokuserar på ämnen om fornnordiska mytologi och tro, båda modern och historisk. Det finns också mycket information om runor. Om vill du läsa mer om mig eller läsa mina viktiga artiklar, var snäll och följa de länkar nedanför. Skål!
Again, in English:
Welcome! This blog is run by a practicing reconstructionist Heathen named William. I focus on education about topics in Norse mythology and religion, both historical and modern, and there is a lot on the subject of runes. For more information on me, or to read my major runic study posts, please follow the links below.
Note: I focus on academic scholarship in my study of Norse religion, gods, etc. For the most part, my posts will not usually take UPG into account. I also focus on Scandinavian culture, particularly Swedish, in my practice, so please keep these things in mind when reading. Ha det bra!
You are more than welcome! I am happy to be able to provide a base to help you and others out when trying to sort through the literature out there. There are certainly more that are valuable as well, but these are some good ones to start with. :)
I know Gylfaginning says that Freyr “rules over the produce of the Earth”, and Skardskarparmal calls him a “harvest god.” And I know that most, if not all, cultures had some form of harvest celebration. Freyr, being a harvest god, would have been involved in the blots of the Germanic peoples. But I don’t really know much about Freyfaxi specifically.
I’ve heard that it’s connected to the Hrafnkel’s saga (because Hrafnkel was a gothi of Freyr, and named his horse — Freyfraxi — after him), but that’s about it for my historical knowledge, sorry. Holidays are the weak spot in my research.
The only connection that I can find is with the Anglo-Saxon Loafmass, suggestion that Freyfaxi is a modern invention made to be basically a Norse version of that. There’s nothing as far as I have seen in Norse lore which actually describes a harvest festival at this time of the year, although modern Forn Sed, at least in some places, has incorporated them. An example of this is Skördeblot, which is observed by Forn Sed Sverige.