2022 Niue $2 - Norse Gods: Freya - Chariot of War Editiion (1oz Silver)

  • Country: Niue
  • Queen: Elizabeth II (1952-Date)
  • Type: Non-Circulating Coin
  • Years: 2022
  • Denomination: 2 NZD
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar (1987-Date)
  • Composition: .999 Silver
  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Weight: 31.1g
  • Edge: Reeded
  • Mintage: 250
  • Condition: New - Mint Packaging
  • Obverse: The Effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II with Celtic Knot pattern around the outer circumference, Date, Denomination, and country of issue around the queen
  • Reverse: Norse Goddess of love, Freya, riding a chariot drawn by cats
Freyja, (Old Norse: “Lady”), was the most renowned of the Norse goddesses. She was the sister and female counterpart of her brother Freyr and was in charge of love, fertility, battle, and death. Her father was Njörd, the sea god. Freya rides a chariot drawn by cats and is accompanied by the boar Hildisvini. It was Freyja’s privilege to choose one-half of the heroes slain in battle for her great hall in the Fólkvangar (the god Odin took the other half to Valhalla). She possessed a cloak of flacon feathers as well as afamous necklace called Brísinga men, which the trickster god Loki stole and Heimdall, the gods’ watchman, recovered. Greedy and lascivious, Freyja was also credited with the evil act of teaching witchcraft to the Aesir (a tribe of gods). Like the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Greek Aphrodite, Freyja traveled through the world seeking a lost husband and weeping tears of gold. She was also known by four nickname - Mardöll, Hörn, Gefn, and Syr.

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