Sphere of Influence: Love and Birth
Preferred colors: Blue, White, Aqua
Associated symbol: Cat Animals associated with: Cat Best day to work with: Friday Best Moon phase: Waxing Moon Strongest around Yule Suitable offerings: Venus Associated Planet: Moon
Frigga is Odins wife, and her sphere of control is primarily the hearth and home; married love and childbirth. Often depicted in a chariot pulled by cats. She is birth and renewal. Those married couples desirous of children would do well to honor her.
n Norse mythology, Frigg or Frigga was the mother goddess and the wife of Odin or Odr. Considered queen of the heavens, the goddess of motherhood, fertility, love and housework. Indeed strong parallels exist between Frigg and Freya of whom she may be a different aspect (cf. avatar). Freya was a shaman practicting the seid and Frigg was reputed to have the ability to foresee everyones destiny without revealing it. The mother of Baldur, she endeavoured to protect him from his preordained death by swearing oaths from everything in nature, but forgot the mistletoe. It may be stated with a certain degree of truth that Frigg and Freya are the same but different versions. Freya became Frigg after she lived with the Aesir. Born a Vanir she became an Aesir by marriage, and as the wife of Odin she became a goddess of wifehood. However, promiscuous Freya provided a lusty choice on his part. As Frigg she had an affair with Ve and Vili, Odins brothers, according to Loki in Lokasenna. This happened when Odin was gone for so long that everyone though him dead (cf. Freyas crying golden tears when she thought Odr (Odin) had disappeared). Friggs hall in Asgard is Fensalir. With her husband, she was the mother of Bragi, Wecta and Hermod. Eir, a goddess of healing, was one of her constant companions. She had attendants named Glúm and Syn. She participated in the Wild Hunt (Asgardreid) along with her husband. She had three attendants, Hlin, Gna and Fulla, all of whom may have been the same deity in a different aspect as Frigg. == Further reading == * Sandra Billington, Miranda Green, The Concept of the Goddess, Routledge, 1996. * Hilda Ellis Davidson, Roles of the Northern Goddess, Routledge, 1998. NorseMythology
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