Freyr - Pencil and white pastel on toned paper.
Freyr, the twin brother of the lovely Freya: he was the Norse god of summer warmth, fertility, and peace. Freyr's coming meant the end of winter and darkness.
Freyr’s name is really a title, meaning ‘lord’, while Freyja meant ‘lady’.
He is associated with the boar: a very large, very fertile, very ugly animal. I tried to make this boar look appealing. (This is not Freyr's dwarf-made boar, Gullinbursti, whose bristles supposedly shone in the dark. I wasn't in the mood to draw crazy!Steampunk!boar.) I named this boar Mr. Tusky. Very Norse, I know.
Freyr was given Alfheim, the land of the Elves, as a tooth-gift. (It was tradition to give a child a gift when he cut his first tooth, like the way people give christening gifts nowadays.) I imagine him being rather Elvish in appearance as well, very different from the bearded Thor and the war-loving Aesir.
(And yes, in case you were wondering, that is Tom Hiddleston's face. Though he plays Loki in the Marvel films, his own personality fits how I imagine Freyr-- cheerful and warm.)
In Gisla Saga a priest of Freyr died, and it was said that he was so cherished by Freyr that the god ‘would have no frost between them’, and so no snow nor frost ever lay on his mound.
-Gods and Myths of Northern Europe, H.R. Ellis Davidson
At Ragnarok, Freyr will ride into the last battle armed with nothing but an antler, as he left his sword with his wife, Gerd.