Freyja: Red-haired Norse Goddess of Beauty, Love, Magic and Healing

FreyaRedheadFreyja: Goddess of Magic, Love and Healing

Of all the Norse gods and goddesses, Freyja alone has enjoyed unbroken worship throughout history. Goddess of magic, love, fertility and healing, her name means “the lady”, as if to emphasize she is the epitome of woman. Patron of wise women, seeresses, rune-mistresses and healers, she is Mistress of Seidhr, the brewing of potions and herbal medicines. As goddess of beauty, she encourages self-awareness, appreciation for and acceptance of one’s own personal beauty. She was also able give new life to the slain. Called the Shining One, legend recounts how she was cast into fire three times, each time emerging unharmed, thus earning the name. Even the rune “F” for Freyja represents good health.

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Redheads Do Rule: Ancient Egyptians Pharaohs Had Red Hair

Ramses II had red hair.

Claims have been made against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II having red hair, stating that his hair was dyed with henna. I would agree because most redheads are proud of their red hair and greatly desire it to remain so even when they age and it turns white. Well, recent scientific research suggests he really did have red hair.

The family of Ramses worshipped Seth, the red-haired god of chaos, because of their belief to a divine lineage to him, proof in the face that many of them had red hair. The father of Ramses II, Seti I, had red hair.

A mummy of red-haired man has been uncovered in Egypt that is over 5000 years old named appropriately, Ginger.

I have told this information to many redheads and I always get the same mouth dropping and head shaking because redheads were up in the northern latitudes and Egyptians must look like middle easterns and have darker hair and skin.

The image to the left was found on the tomb of the granddaughter of King Khufu.

Note red hair.

Further reading on red hair in Egypt  www.irishoriginsofcivilization.com/chapter-ten.html