Frigg the Earth Mother in Norse Mythology 2017-02-27T21:30:26+00:00

Frigg: The Earth Mother

Frigg (old Norse “beloved one”) is the queen of Asgard and she might be the daughter of the giantess Fjörgynn. Frigg is married to Odin the all-father, and together with Odin they have two sons Balder and Hod. She is also the stepmother to Thor, Heimdall, Höder, Hermod, Tyr, Bragi, Vidar, Vali. Frigg is a sorcerer and associated with love, marriage, fertility, and motherhood, she also has the power of prophecy and yet she never reveals what she knows about the future.

She is the only one other than Odin who is permitted to sit on his high seat “Hlidskjalf ”, and look out over the universe. The name of her house is Fensalir, the name means “marsh hall”. Women would often go to the wet marsh lands to worship the Goddess Frigg. She might be associated with friday, but there are conflicting sources so it could also be the Goddess Freya.

Frigg’s maidens

Frigg has atleast three maidens and she is especially attached to her maiden named Fulla, she knows all of the secrets of Frigg, she talks about everything with her and trust her with everything. Fulla is wearing a golden snood that she got as a gift. Gna is another maiden of Frigg and she is tending to all of her needs and is her most trusted messenger. She runs errands for her in all of the nine words, and if she needs to deliver a messenge in a hurry, Gna just rides her horse, Hofvarpnir “Hoof Trasher”, through the air or over water. If Frigg wants to protect a person or an object she sends her other maiden named Hlin.

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“A depiction of Fulla kneeling beside her mistress, Frigg” by Ludwig Pietsch (1865)