Germanic Mythology

The Gods of central Europe and the Anglo-Saxons...

PERCHTA

Germanic Fertility Goddess

Also known as Bercht, Berchta, Pertch, Frau Perchta, Frau Faste

Fertility Goddess and Bride of the Sun

Had some fortune-telling tendencies.

She held masked feasts representing the seasons. “Is this one Winter?” “No, we’ve just put ice cubes down your neck.” May be related to Frigg.

Perchta Facts and Figures

Name: Perchta
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Bercht, Berchta, Pertch, Frau Perchta, Frau Faste

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 520

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Article last revised on September 29, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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