Real Name: Freyr (original spelling)

Occupation: God of sun, rain and the harvest, former ruler of the Vanir, Lord of the Elves of Alfheim

Legal Status: Citizen of Asgard

Identity: The general populace of earth is unaware of the existence of Frey except as a mythological deity.

Other Aliases: Froh, Fricco, Ing (Saxon Name)

Place of Birth: Vanaheim

Marital Status: Married

Known Relatives: Njord (father), Gaea (mother, alias Nertha), Freia (sister), Nertha (aunt), Skadi (step-mother), Nanna, Idunn, Sjofn, Sigyn, Snotra, Syn (nieces), Gerd (wife) Beli (brother-in-law), Gymir (father-in-law), Angrboda (mother-in-law),

Group Affiliations: The Gods of Asgard

Base of Operations: Alfheim

First Appearance: Thor I #295

History: Frey is the son of Njord, a member of an extra-dimensional race of beings known as the Vanir who were worshipped as gods by the Ancient German races on Earth. The Vanir are said to predate the Aesir worshipped by the Vikings. Njord had seduced Gaea, the earth mother, known as Nertha to the Germans, and she gave birth to two children of extra-ordinary stature and vitality named Frey and Freia. As gods, Frey and his sister were welcomed into the pantheon of the Aesir. While most of the Vanir lived in Vanahaim, Frey ruled Alfheim, which was largely populated by the Light Elves of Asgard (as opposed to the Dark Elves of Svartelheim). He held peaceful relations with the Aesir for generations until the sorceress Gullweig entered Asgard. She had a great love of gold and her arrival caused strife amongst the Aesir. Odin tried to destroy her by fire three times to stop the disturbances she caused around her, but was defeated every time. Gullweig persuaded Frey and the Vanir to defend her honor, but the confrontation actually lead to a war between the Aesir and the Vanir. Kvasir, the god of wisdom, eventually achieved peace between both the races as they merged together and became known as Asgardians.

For a short time, Frey sat on Hlidskilf, Odin’s throne, as Ruler of Asgard in Odin’s absence. From Odin’s throne, he noticed Gerda, the daughter of the Frost-Giant, Gymir. He fell in love with her, but realized he could not force her to love him. He sent his servant, Skirnir, to woo her on his behalf, but she remained untouched until Skirnir desperate to obtain her for Frey threatened to curse her homeland. To protect her homeland, she promised to be Frey’s wife and joined him in his home. Frey, however, learned of the dire means that Skirnir had used to get her to marry him and surrendered his sword to Gymir as an oath to never touch his land. 

As ruler of Alfheim, Frey has always served as a loyal ally to Odin. When Odin bribed two giants named Fafnir and Fasolt to restore the walls of Valhalla following an attack on Asgard, Loki promised them Idunn, Freia’s daughter, if they did the job for the Asgardians. Odin had been promised by Loki that he would not have to pay the price, but Loki, hoping to cause Ragnarok, decided to turn Idunn over to them anyway. Thor and Frey then appeared to confront Fasolt and Fafnir to rescue her.

In recent years, Odin fell in battle defending the earth from Surtur, and Thor took his role as Ruler of Asgard. Loki used this incident to create a revised version of Ragnarok and Frey was slain defending Asgard against Loki’s armies. In order to put an end to the cycles of Ragnarok the Asgardians lived through, Thor severed the threads of destiny to put an end to these cycles. Asgard was destroyed thereafter, but the Odin-force, which cannot be destroyed, recreated Asgard shortly thereafter with Odin and Frey and the Asgardians restored to life. Frey’s activities have still yet to be revealed.

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 425 lbs.

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Blonde

Strength Level: Frey possesses the conventional physical attributes of an Asgardian god of his size, height and build who engages in extensive physical exercises; he can lift (press) 30 tons under optimal conditions.

Known Superhuman Powers: Frey possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Asgardian gods. Like all Asgardians, he is exceptionally long-lived, but he is not immortal like the Olympian gods. He has not aged since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Odin, Njord or for a number of Asgardian gods of equal power working together to revive him. Frey also possesses superhuman strength and his Asgardian metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Asgardian flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Norse gods.)

Frey also has abilities to tap into and manipulate a number of mystical energies for various means.  He can control the weather and create rain, control the wind and create clouds upon to fly upon in the air. He can mentally send his voice over incredible distances and cast curses, thus creating effects like droughts and famines. He can also mentally move matter, such as levitating objects and causing plants and crops to obey his bidding. It is unknown as to how powerful he is, but he does not seem to be as powerful as such gods as Odin or Zeus.

Abilities: Frey is quite adept with a sword as well as in unarmed combat.

Transportation/Pets: Frey used to ride upon a golden boar called Gullinbursti. As part of the truce with the Aesir, Frey surrendered his mount, Gullinbursti, to Odin as a gift, but Odin instead endowed the boar with sentience and Gullinbursti instead became the boar-god, Gullin. Frey also owned Skidbadnir which was a mystical Asgardian ship that could grow large enough to carry all the gods of Asgard at once or be reduced and shrunk small enough to carry on one’s person. He also used to ride the boar, Gillinbursti, into battle.

Comments: Frey lends his name to the last day of the week, “Friday.”

CLARIFICATIONS: Frey is not to be confused with:

Updated: 5/5/06