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Frigg, Bearer,

Alternate meanings: Darling.

[to Whom the fourth day of February, day 034, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Norse.
Linguistic Note: the names of Frigg and Freya appear to be etymologically related. Perhaps Frija is the transitional name which connects them, (see Freya, linguistic notes). However, the two Godesses are distinguishable in concept. Related English words: friday, (from Anglo Saxon frige+dag, genitive case of Frig, Icelandic frja-dagr. Teutonic type (of Anglo Saxon Frig) is frija, dear, beloved, free. Sanskrit priya, wife, loved one). Also frig, or frigg, (to move about restlessly, to agitate the limbs, especially associated with the act of love) and prick, the phallus, from the Indo-European root *prij, love, as in Priapus.
Description: Flaxen-haired Matron Goddess of earth, compassion, healing, fertility and love; Foremost of Deities and Ruler of their realm; Mother of the Aesir; Darling of the chief of gods; Queen of heaven; Mother of vegetation; She Who is "quiet but knowing", though She will tell no fortunes She knows the fates of men; Eponym of friday; Teacher of mourning and lamentations; She Who preserves from harm; Overseer of that branch of human activity which can result in the procreation of children; She Who is called upon by women in labour.
To Whom Sacred: apple; mistletoe (the only plant from which She failed to extract a pledge not to harm Balder); feather-coat of hawk, or falcon plumage (which gave Her, or anyone who wore it, the power to fly like a bird; Freya also has feather coat); tears (She led all things in lamentation at the death of Balder that he might return from Hel); name-giving.
Male Associates: consort, Odin, Chief of the Aesir, Gods; son, Balder, the Beautiful.
Chief of the Asynjur, {Goddesses}, below.

Source: B,B.LGE/127-8, 158-9; FWSDFML/16; M,DA.TML/index
Asynjur, Goddesses.

Geography/Culture: Norse.
Linguistic Note: Old Norse feminine of Aesir. Perhaps the syn-, syllable means, justice, as it does in the name of the Goddess Syn.
Description: Those Who are the Daughters of Frigg, Bearer'.
They are Contrasted with the Vanir, ----.

Bil, ----,
Eir, Mercy, Who is linked with Eire, Mercy
Freya, Dearly-Beloved
Frigg, Bearer, Herself is One of Them
Fulla, ----, see above
Gefjun, Generous-Giver,
Gna, ----, below
Hel, Shelter.
Hlin, ----
Ithunn, Born-of-Flowers
Jorth, Earth-Mother, Who is linked with Ertha, Earth.
Lofn, ----
Nanna, ----
Norfi, The-Dark-Moon
Nott, Night,
Rindr, ----
Saga, She-Who-Tells, Who is linked with Edda, Great-Grand-Mother
Sif, ----
Skadi, She-Who-Causes-Harm.
Snotra, Wisdom,
Sofn, ----
Sol, Lady-Sun,
Syn, Justice,
Var, ----
Vor, ----

Gna, ----.

Geography/Culture: Norse.
Description: The Goddess Who goes to various world's on errands for Frigg, Bearer; She Who rides through the air clearing the top of the clouds.
From Her name it is said of anything which goes high: "It soars like Gna".
To Whom Sacred: Hofvarpnir, Hoof-walloper', (Her horse who skelps over sky and sea).

Source: GN.BB/154.
Menglod, Necklace-Glad.

Geography/Culture: Norse.
Description: Goddess of healing; She Who is assisted by nine hand-maidens; She Who is on Ayfjaberg, Hill of Healing, which has long been a joy to the sick and sore, and will cure ailing women who climb it.
To Whom Sacred: mountain.

Source: B,B.GN/153, 157.
worked on: November, September 1995; July 1990; August 1991.
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