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This brooch from Tissø shows a valkyrie who leads a fallen warrior on a horse toward Valhalla. The numerous pieces of jewellery from Tissø depicting female figures indicate that the worship of Freyja was widespread. Photo: the National Museum.
This pendant was found amongst the archaeological finds from the magnate’s residence at Tissø. The piece depicts the goddess Freyja twisting her two plaits. Freyja is often identified with the Roman god Venus, who twists her hair after birth from the sea. Freyja’s father Njörd was the god of the sea. Photo: the National Museum.