Most suriving information about Frigga associates her with domesticity, motherhood and prophecy. Frigga, like her husband Odin, possessed a great deal of wisdom. She knows all of the fates, but does not speak of them. Like Freya, Frigga is also skilled in the art of seidr.
Titles and Kennings
- All-Mother - I am unsure if this is attested anywhere, but it is a popular among modern Norse pagans.
Regional Variations of "Frigga"
- Frigg - Old Norse, probably how she will be referred to on other pages on this site.
- Frīja - Old high German
- Frēa - Langobardic
- Frīg - Old English
- Frīa - Old Frisian
- Frī - Old Saxon
- *Frijjō - Proto-Germanic (reconstructed), meaning "friend", "love", "freedom", "dear"/"beloved" depending on etymology (ie PIE or other Germanic languages)
Her name is where we get the English word "Friday" and the German word "Freitag".
Sources & More
- The Way of Fire and Ice by Ryan Smith
- Wikipedia article on Frigg, only for the variations of her name
- Frigg, on the Gods and Spirits Wiki