Freyr is the God of the Norse pantheon traditionally associated with farming, weather, and the male aspects of fertility. Of the Race of the Vanir, he came with his sister Freyja to live in Asgard, the home of the Aesir, and was therefore one of the gods of nature traditionally associated alongside the Warrior Gods. He was held as a very important figure, who was said to bestow both peace and pleasure upon mortals. He was the ruler of Alfeimr, the realm of the elves, and was known for riding a shining golden boar, made by dwarves and possessing a ship that always had a favorable breeze, and could be folded up to fit in a pouch. His most notable story is where he falls in love with the Jotuun, Geror, and wins her as his wife by giving away his magical sword. As a result, it is said that he will fall during Ragnarok to Surtr, a jotunn of fire. Here, this important figure of Norse mythology is displayed with all of his splendor. Clad in armor and furs, he leans against the sword for which he is famed while the gigantic boar he rides sits at rest behind him. No detail is spared in this wonderful statue, from the tips of his horned helm to his fur-clad feet. This statue of Freyr beautifully portrays him as a figure of masculine virility much as he was said to bestow upon those who revered him. Sculpted of cold-cast resin, the statue measures approximately 8 3/4" tall and 5" wide, and has been painted so as to appear to be a fine sculpture of polished bronze.