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Sif, goddess of fertility and harvest, is the second wife of Thor, the god of thunder. Her magnificent long blonde hair, like a golden harvest, was believed to help crops grow. One day Loki, the trickster, being in a mischievous mood cut off Sif's long golden hair. Facing an enraged Thor, Loki convinced Thor to spare his life on the condition that he find an even fairer head of hair for Sif, made by the elves from strands of gold and as thin and numerous as the hairs from her head.
Freja. The most beautiful of goddesses, and something of a party girl, Freja is Njord's daughter and Frejr's sister, and when she cries, her tears are drops of gold.
As the goddess of love, seduction, beauty and fertility, Freja always enjoys a good love poem and while her brother prefers wild boar, her carriage is pulled by cats.
Frejr. Son of Njord and brother of Freja, Frejr controls the elements, fertility and bountiful harvest. They say he was hated by nobody… chiefly because their well-being and prosperity depended on his benevolence!
He rides a chariot pulled by a wild boar called Gullinbursti, and is said to have had a ship called Skidbladnir that always enjoyed favorable winds, and could be folded up and carried whenever Frejr wanted.
Geﬁon was not only goddess of agriculture, but fertility, abundance and prosperity.
Legend has it that King Gylﬁ of Sweden bestowed her as much land as she could plough in one night and one day. Ever the cunning goddess, Geﬁon disguised her four giant sons as oxen, who ploughed so far and so deep that she could tow the land west, where it became the Danish island of Zealand.