Vanadis – one of Freja’s bynames. Freja (or Freyja) means ”lady” or ”mistress”. In the Norse myths, Freja is close to Odin, and the owner of the heavenly Folkvang. When she fights in a battle, she owns half of the fallen warriors; while Odin gets the other half. Her carriage is drawn by two cats, and as one of her shaman qualities, she can transform herself into a falcon and fly. While Freja is best known as the Norse fertility goddess closely linked to love, child birth and crop, she is also closely connected to destiny and death. The byname Vanadis ties her to female fates – the ’dises’.