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    Lesson Ten: Seaxnéat

    Seaxnéat is only mentioned in two sources. One is a renuciation formula that had to be performed by the Saxons before baptism where he is listed with Woden (Odin) and Thunor (Thor). The other is in the genealogies of the kings of Essex. Scholars because of this have often linked him to Tiw, assuming he must have been an important deity to be place beside two of the greater deities. A few have argued that he may be Frea (Freyr). His name means "sword friend."

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_Wodening View Post
    Seaxnéat is only mentioned in two sources. One is a renuciation formula that had to be performed by the Saxons before baptism where he is listed with Woden (Odin) and Thunor (Thor). The other is in the genealogies of the kings of Essex. Scholars because of this have often linked him to Tiw, assuming he must have been an important deity to be place beside two of the greater deities. A few have argued that he may be Frea (Freyr). His name means "sword friend."
    I think he's Frea because he's usually mentioned with odin and Thor AND he had a sword!
    The Gods want wolves, not sheep!

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    There is a good chance he is. Usually, when we see three Gods named they are Odin, Thor, and Freyr.

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