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19.06.2019

Frigg: The Queen Goddess

Frigg or Frigga is known as a Queen Goddess from the Norse Gods pantheon. The wife of Odin and Mother of Baldur she is believed to be the wisdom and sky goddess and her responsibility is the weaving of clouds. Our ancestors believed that she had the power of prophecy and she was in charge of the fates weaving. Marriage and love were also under the power of this goddess.

But unfortunately there’s less information left about her, one of the most important goddesses, in original literature on Norse mythology. Moreover, Frigg isn’t entirely unique goddess, she shares number of responsibilities with Freya, the Vanir Goddess. For example, love and marriage are associated with both of them.

However, Frigg protects official marriages that are sanctioned by society. So that she is also considered to be the protector of home and families. As the Queen Goddess she is an example for female followers. Very often they called her upon for help in domestic arts and cottage industries, especially during the wool spinning. According to the Norse belief, the Goddess was involved in this activity. It’s also said that Frigg used wool of the cloud sheep to weave and spin Aesir garments.

She was also known as the “Lady of the Hall”. She brought mead horn and served it around to the feasts in order to send off or welcome back warriors. This association with feasting made her the patroness of diplomacy. So that, many leaders called her upon in such matters.

In addition Frigg was the symbol of motherhood. Many myths are associated with her son Baldr. For example, the longest night in a year is called “Mother Night” by Norse people. It’s believed that exactly this night Frigg gave life to Baldr – the god of joy and light.

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