The Boar

Symbol of joy, abundance, and peace

In Viking symbology, the boar represented wealth, contentment, and peace. Freya and Frey’s attendant spirits were boars. Freya was the goddess of love, and Hildisvini was her boar’s name. Hildisvini was referring to combat pigs. Freya would charge into battle on her boar. Frey is the god of fertility, and Gullinborsti, or golden bristles, is the name of his boar. Dwarves created Gullingorsti, which has bristles that glow in the dark. Boar sacrifices were made to Frey and Freya by Vikings.

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