Sunday, May 30, 2010

Feast day of Frigg, Norse goddess

From In Norse mythology, Frigg, Frige, Fricka, Frigga (shown here spinning clouds), one of the foremost goddesses of Norse mythology, was the mother goddess and the wife of Odin or Odr. Considered queen of the Aesir, and goddess of the sky, the goddess of motherhood, fertility, love, household management, and domestic arts. Indeed strong parallels exist between Frigg and Freya of whom she may be a different aspect.

She has the power of prophecy although she does not tell what she knows, and is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat Hlidskjalf and look out over the universe. She also participates in the Wild Hunt (Asgardreid) along with her husband. Frigg's children are Baldr, Hod and Wecta; her stepchildren are Hermod, Heimdall, Tyr, Vidar, Vali, and Skjoldr. Thor is either her brother or a stepson.

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