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Odin, Frigga or Freja, figurine from Denmark

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    Posted: 15 Nov 2009 at 02:21
Recently a little silver figurine was found at Lejre in Denmark. First it was interpreted as a representation of the Nordic god Odin. But soon some people reflected upon that the figurine perhaps depicted a woman.

So now some belive that the figurine maybe represents Frigga or maybe Freja, or some other goddess.


Pic from: http://roskilde.lokalavisen.dk/et-unikt-fund-af-odin-fra-lejre/20091113/artikler/711139709

http://scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2009/11/odin_from_lejre_no_its_freya.php

http://roskilde.lokalavisen.dk/et-unikt-fund-af-odin-fra-lejre/20091113/artikler/711139709





Edited by Carcharodon - 15 Nov 2009 at 02:42
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Doesn't look like a woman to me. That'd be the ugliest woman I've ever seen...
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It is the clothes that suggests it is a woman (or Thor in drag Smile):

She is wearing a floor-length dress. And a shawl. And four finely sculpted bead strings. This is a standard depiction of an aristocratic lady of the later 1st Millennium. The Lejre figurine is a direct counterpart to the Aska pendant (below), which is universally understood as the effigy of a goddess. The high seat is Odins, allright. But the occupant is most likely Frigga or Freya. Or maybe, just maybe, Thor in drag during the hammer reclamation mission. That is so cool! This find will mess with everybodys mind!

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Odin is sometimes depicted wearing a cloak and a long tunic with a split down the middle, this may be a representation of that. 

The figurine unhelpfully doesn't have either a beard or one eye  nor does it have long hair or feminine curves. 

Odin is also a strange God as he can be quite feminine himself which is brought out in his magic (Neil Price the Viking way). 

It is definitely his throne because of the ravens.

Is there any evidence his wife frigg sat on his throne when he was  away or in general? 
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