(Norse mythology) The goddess of love, fertility, beauty and seiðr, who recieves half of those who die in battle in her heavenly abode of Fólkvangr (the other half going to Odin's hall, Valhalla), and whose chariot is drawn by cats.
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This necklace occurs in the story of the goddess Freya (Frigg), who is said to have caused the battle to conciliate the wrath of Odin at her infidelity, the price paid by her for the possession of the necklace Brisnigamen; again, the light god Heimdal is said to have fought with Loki for the necklace (the sun) stolen by the latter.
A more modern theory makes St Ursula the Christianized representative of the old Teutonic goddess Freya, who, in Thuringia, under the name of HOrsel or Ursel, and in Sweden Old Urschel, welcomed the souls of dead maidens.
He borrowed the hawk-dress of Freya, when he recovered the apples of Iduna.
In Norse legend the chariot of the goddess Freya was pulled by black cats.