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Frigg

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As the wife of Odin, Frigg is the highest-ranking female in Asgard, and she’s got the lifestyle to prove it: eleven maidservants who cater to her every demand, an open invitation to sit in Odin’s magic throne, Hildskjalf, and her very own hall, Fensalir.

Frigg is the goddess of marriage, motherhood, fertility, love, and of what the Norse considered “women’s work,” like household management, spinning, and weaving.

People sometimes mix up Frigg and Freya because they’re associated with a lot of the same things, like love and fertility, and both possess magical abilities. But in the Norse tradition, they’re totally different goddesses. If you're looking for some way to remember Frigg, think about this tender moment: she attempts to protect her favorite son, Balder, by forcing every living thing in the world to take an oath never to hurt him. Now that's love.

Basic Information

Name

Frigg

Nickname

Queenie, Beloved Lady (Old Saxon Fri), and, not to brag, but some people call me “foremost among the goddesses” (love you, Snorri!)

Sex

Female (and proud of it)

Current city

Asgard

Work & Education

Occupation

Queen of the Gods
Goddess of Marriage, Fertility and Love
Goddess of Motherhood
Goddess of the Feminine Arts (household management, i.e. bossing around servants and planning awesome parties; weaving; spinning)
Mother and wife (sweet, I know)

Education

Asgard Academy of Prophecy

Beliefs

Political views

Everyone should obey Odin. And me. Oh, and look out for Balder.

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

Parents

Fjörgynn and an unknown mother

Siblings

Nopers.

Children

My beautiful boy, Balder.
I’m also a stepmother to many, many children: Thor, Hod, Hermod, Heimdall, Tyr, Vidar, Vali, and Skjoldr.

Friends

The goddess Eir, and my eleven maidservants, but especially Hlín, Gná, and Fulla.

Enemies

Loki, who killed my beautiful boy.
Þökk, the giantess who refused to weep for Balder. Although, she might have been Loki in disguise.

Relationships

Relationship status

Married to Odin
Lover to Vili and Vé
It’s complicated with Mith-othin

Interested in

Men

Favorites

TV Shows

A Game of Thrones
Trading Spaces
Come Dine with Me

Quotations

“It’s not beauty but fine qualities, my girl, that keep a husband.”
– Euripides

“We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.”
– Henry Ward Beecher

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.”
– Barbara Kingsolver

“Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden in his own way.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Books

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Life of Elizabeth I by Alison Weir
Better Homes and Gardens magazine
Martha Stewart Living

Music

Mother’s Little Helper by the Rolling Stones
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton
Sleeping Sun by Nightwish
Paparazzi by Lady Gaga
Respect by Aretha Franklin
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
Anything by Jennifer Lopez
Umbrella by Rihanna

Movies

The Young Victoria
The Queen
Elizabeth
Revolutionary Road
Gosford Park
All About Eve
The Lion in Winter
Agora

Activities & Interests

Likes

Dinner Parties
Children
Births
Weddings
Spinning Wheels, Sewing Needles, Thread, Looms

Interests

Spinning and Weaving
Obstetrics
Party planning
Household management

Groups

Goddesses of Asgard
Supreme Queens of the World
Loss and Grief Support Group