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fensalir

- By : Peii Henry

Fensalir, Halls of the Swamp & Home of Frigg

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Fensalir is the home of Frigg.

Fensalir — Wikipédia

In the Poetic Edda, this dwelling is only mentioned in the Völuspá (str. 33), when the death of Baldr is mentioned:

"And Frigg wept
in Fensalir
the misfortune of Valhöll.
In Snorri, Loki goes to the Fensalir to ask Frigg if all things have sworn to spare Baldr, and learns there that the mistletoe has not done so (Gylfaginning, ch. 49).

Is Fensalir an Asgard? 

Not Exactly, Fensalir means "halls of the swamp". Such a name is "strange "1 for the residence of Frigg, even though several scholars have tried to establish a link between Frigg and the swamps. Thus Anton Edzardi, who evokes the cultic role of springs, ponds and swamps.


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