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Whiter Shade of Pale White Goddess Weeping Willow Woman Venus of the Sherds Travelling Hopefully This Autumn Evening Phryne Ophelia
On The Beach Moonshine Lilith Labyrinth Herm Hamadryads Genius Loci Freya
Flora Furiosa Eurydice Dido Diana & Actaeon Danae Correspondent Carpe Diem Camping Tahiti


Reija asked me to take a picture of her that was reminiscent of her name which is the Finnish for Freya, the Norse Goddess of love and fertility after whom Friday is named.  She possessed a precious necklace called the Brisingamen which she obtained as a result of a licentious twist on the Snowhite story. The necklace was made by four dwarves who would only consent to give it away if she married each of them for a night and a day. Although the necklace enhanced her beauty, the husband Odur was unsurprisingly miffed at this brief but quadruple adultery and deserted her to wander the world over. Deeply penitent Freya wept tears that turned rock to gold and water to amber for all eternity.

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