Hail to the Lady of amber. Hail to the Lady of steel. Hail to the Lady of passion, Bringer of luck, Bestower of wealth. You are the envy of all the Gods, the treasure of the nine sacred worlds.
Freya, mighty and magnificent, We praise Your name this Beltane. Ignite within us an awareness of our own creative fire. Ignite within us a passion, to burn through the pale shadows of our lives and find integrity: in all we do, in all we dream, in all we are. Bless us, Freya, Lady of the Vanir, and we shall hail You, always. (source)
Freya, Goddess of gold, inspire me today. Teach me to walk through my day with pride in my own being, with confidence, with power. Goddess of fiery passion, bless me with the insight to the marrow of my bones that I am a person of worth in the eyes of the Gods (source)
After Odin and his two brothers Ve and Vili had created the universe and the nine worlds, they walked on the beach where they came upon two logs of wood which were washed ashore. They picked the logs up and give them a humanoid shape. Odin breathed into them the spirit of life, Vili gave them sharp wits and feeling hearts; and Ve bestowed upon them the senses, expressive features and speech. Furthermore, the brothers provided them with names and clothes. The male they named Ask (“ash”) and the female the named Embla (“elm”). Ask and Embla became the progenitors of the human race and Midgard was given to them as their residence.