as a member of the vanir, freyr was the most important of the fertility gods. he is associated with sunlight and rain and is the patron of peace and bountiful harvests. at a young age, the gods made him the ruler of alfheim, the realm of the elves. after the war between the aesir and the vanir, freyr joined his father njord and sister freyja in asgard as a sign of peace. he rides a chariot pulled by the golden, dwarf-made boar gullinbursti. he owns the ship skidbladnir and a powerful magic sword.