Freyja's Necklace, Brisingamen

Title

Freyja's Necklace, Brisingamen

Subject

Appearal

Description

Brisingamen is a beautiful golden necklace belonging to the goddess Freyja.

Freyja one day noticed the necklace being forged by a group of four dwarfs, the Brisings, Alfrigg, Berling, Dvalin, and Grerr. She was instantly enamored, and felt compelled to own it. She offered the Brisings all manner of gold and riches, but the dwarfs refused. Their price for the necklace was that Freyja would spend one night with each of them. Eager to own the necklace, Freyja agreed to the terms.

For whatever reason, Loki had followed Freyja, and returned to tell Odin what he had seen. The trickster god then stole the necklace which Heimdall, the gods’ watchman, later had to recover for her.

Creator

four dwarfs, the Brisings

Source

Myth

Contributor

Ashley Rieger

Type

Myth

Files

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Citation

four dwarfs, the Brisings, “Freyja's Necklace, Brisingamen,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed April 15, 2024, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/157.