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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Figures in the Scandinavian mythology as the god who rules the rain and sunshine, and whose gifts were peace, wealth, and abundant harvests; the wooing of Gerda, daughter of the giant Gymer, by Freyr is one of the most beautiful stories in the northern mythology; his festival was celebrated at Christmas, and his first temple was built at Upsala by the Swedes, who especially honoured him.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Freyr'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​f/freyr.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.