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Posted by Raid Commander on Nov 09, 2018
Frigg is an important goddess of Nordic Mythology. Its name comes from the word "frijo" which means "beloved". She is the queen of the Ases and the mother of the Gods Balder and Höder. In her home in Ásgard, named Fensalir, she spends her days spinning the clouds of marriage. Moreover, it is very often represented with a spinning wheel. She is the Goddess of marriage, motherhood, love, and she can predict the future. She is Queen of Asgard and Heaven by her marriage to the God Odin, but very simplistic, she prefers to settle in her own home, Fensalir, rather than in the sumptuous palace of Asgard.
She is the only one allowed to sit on the Hlidskjálf throne after Odin.Goddess of fertility, love, household management, marriage and motherhood, Frigg is famous for her prescience. She had a reputation for knowing the destiny of each individual, but never revealed it. Frigg is the Goddess of women and farmers. It is also associated with healing and is called to the dying, to facilitate their transition from life to death. Known to be a devoted mother and wife.
The Viking goddess had a devouring passion for gold. One day she became jealous of a golden statue of her husband Odin, carved by her worshippers. She used her influence to convince them to destroy the statue and recover the gold to make it into jewelry.
The idea of a possible identification between the goddess Freya and Frigg is a subject of scientific debate. Some experts in the field claim that Frigg and Freya are two forms of the same goddess. Both are goddesses of love and fertility and are called for help during childbirth. While Freya is a high goddess of the Vanes, Frigg is her equivalent in the Ases. They love viking jewelry and travel with a falcon feather coat for Freya and turning into a falcon for Frigg.
The names of the spouses of these two goddesses are also interesting for this question. Odr (Freya's husband) means "ecstasy, inspiration, fury", like the name Odin (Frigg's husband). Frigg is also likened to the Sumerian goddess Inanna, although she had the same story, she was able to go to hell to recover her son. Most Viking gods were drawn with pets. This is not the case with Frigg, who was often represented with his servants.
The maidservants helped Frigg to carry out his duties and each had a well-defined role.
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