Freyja is best known as a beautiful and seductive sex goddess. As such, she is the most popular goddess of the Germanic pantheon today. Freyja is credited with knowledge of seiðr, a form of magick often associated with female sexuality. Like many high-class women, she has a taste for gold and jewels. She is also strongly associated with war and battle-- Oðin takes half of the slain to Valhalla, whilst Freyja takes the other half to her hall. The ancient lore presents Freyja as an independent and assertive goddess confident in using her feminine charms to help achieve her goals.
The Old Norse Freyja derives from a title meaning 'Lady', cognate with the modern German word Frau.