Freyr figurine

Date: Between the ninth and eleventh centuries
Location or Findspot (Modern-Day Country): Sweden
Medium: Bronze
Description: This bronze figurine of the the Norse god Freyr could be carried as an amulet in a pouch. The god represented fertility and prosperity; the meanings of the spirals incised on his back (tattoos?) are unclear.
Relevant Textbook Chapter(s): Introduction, 4, 5, 6
Image Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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