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Frigg: Queen of the Aesir Gods and wife of Odin

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Frigg: Queen of the Aesir Gods and wife of Odin


The first of all the goddesses, Frigg (the Beloved) was the goddess of Love, Marriage and Motherhood, and as such the most important protector of women. It was Frigg who helped and comforted women in labor. We also find the spellings Frigga, Frija, Frea, Frig.

Is Frigg same as Freya?

If Frigg and Freyja are presented as two distinct goddesses, they present a certain number of common points which led some specialists to wonder if they were not, originally, one and the same goddess.

What Frigg the god of?

Frigg protects marriage and motherhood. The faithful spouses are gathered in his beautiful house Fensalir. Frigg puts everything in order in the home. She is good and cares for the welfare of children. She gave beautiful boys to Odin.

The three stars in Odin's belt are called the wheel of Frigg's weaving.

Frigg had three maids, and Hlin who helped her with her tasks.

Is Frigg Thor's mother?

Thor’s mother was Jord, an earth goddess. Thor was not just a giant killer but was responsible for rain ensuring crop fertility. Thus he linked heaven and earth. Odin represented the heavens and Jord, the earth.


Who came first Frigg or Freya?

About Frigg, a deity of the Nordic pantheon, it should first be noted that she seems to be the only goddess who was known and venerated by all the Germanic peoples. Friday (German, Freitag; English, Friday; Swedish, Fredag) is dedicated to her, just as it was in the Roman world to Venus, with whom Frigg has several features in common.

There was a tradition among the Lombards which is strikingly reminiscent of the prose introduction composed by Snorri Sturluson (no doubt) to introduce the Grímnismál in his Edda, in which Frigg plays an important role.

It must be admitted that it is extremely difficult to determine the face of this goddess because, for reasons of paronymy undoubtedly, but also probably for reasons of deep identity of nature, she was more and more confused with Freyja, whose cult took an increasing importance in the North with the centuries.

As such, she became, if not always, a goddess of eroticism, more or less incestuous: she would have married the brothers of her husband (Ódhinn), Vili and Vé, and was so unfaithful that Ódhinn abandoned her for a time. According to a very obscure myth, she then married an enigmatic character, Mithtotyn.

It is certainly this confusion with Freyja that explains why she appears so little in the cult and in the toponymy; but no clear conclusions can be drawn.

The importance of Frigg must indeed have been capital in the beginning. A whole range of myths or details given in the course of a text suggest that she played a leading role.

In the Edda, she is the wife of Ódhinn and the mother of Baldr, the good and beautiful god who perhaps represents the idea of divinity in itself.

Not only can her name mean the beloved, but she is first given as the wife and mother, the protector of marriage and motherhood.

Frigg and her followers

Daughter of Fjordgynn (Jord - the earth), she became the wife of Odin, the queen of Asgard, and also the most important goddess for the inhabitants of Asgard.

Sitting next to her husband on the magical seat, Hlidskialf, she can see and hear everything that happens in the world and although she knows the fate of all she never utters prophecies. She can see the future, and she knows the fate of all men and gods, but she does not share this knowledge with anyone else.

She lived in her hall, Fensalir ("Palace of the Sea"), together with her twelve attendants Eir, Saga, Gna, who travelled the world to carry her orders, Hlin and Fulla. In her palace, she weaves the clouds.

The Swedes named a constellation after her spindle, "Frigg's Spindle", around which they believe the stars revolve and the universe is woven. Like Freyja, she has a cloak made of hawk feathers, although there is no known myth in which she uses it.

Frigg weaves threads, which decide the future of the world and the destiny of men, for the three muses, the goddesses of destiny: Urd (the past), Verdande (the present), Skuld (the future).


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