To hold the power of the sky (Freyja)
This piece is drawn from the story of the Norse goddess Freyja and, in particular, the ways in which this fierce deity was interconnected with the natural world via her ability to transform into a bird, represented by her cloak of feathers.
She is held by an eclipse arc with two symbols at each point - the moon vs the sun - as Freyja represented the moon to Odin’s sun. She was a figure of balance: of love and fertility, war and death, the dawn and dusk star. The Nordic people saw their gods and goddesses in the sky, and the Orion star system was originally known as Freja’s cloak. In old Norse Freya means The Lady; she is every woman, the original, the first. In her independence, she is free.