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Can we get a pronunciation of the name? (talk)


Frige redirects to this page. Is this an alternative spelling, or a mis-spelling? If the former then it should be listed on this page. --HappyDog 22:35, 8 Feb 2004 (UTC)

Yes, I redirected Frige to this page. It is reasonable to do so since Frige was the Anglo-Saxon version of Frigga or Freya, in the same way as Woden was the A-S version of Odin. If anyone has information about Frige that neatly distinguishes her from Frigge, they should create a page for her alone. Waiting for that to happen, I have added the form Frige to the page.--Wiglaf

OK - I thought it probably was but I wasn't certain enough to make the change myself. Cheers. -- HappyDog 16:48, 30 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Anyone have a source on the "Vili and Ve" thing? I've never heard this before, and Odin's two brothers don't seem to have any significance after the creation of the world.

Regarding the story about Vili and Ve: It's in the Yngling Saga (part of the Heimskringla), and there is also a reference to it in the Lokasenna.

Orion's belt[edit]

I'm Norwegian, and I've never heard Orion's belt being called Friggerock (or anything like it). It's most definitely knowns as "Orions belte".--Unclevortex 12:17, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

  • Per Grimm's Teutonic Religion, it is (or was) Friggerrock in Swedish. Can you confirm or deny? Crypticfirefly 03:33, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Unclevortex: You are Norwegian. Sure. And you live in 20th century. Your country converted to Christianity since 10th century. Who would be brave enough to say "Friggerock" anymore since then? Mentioning a pagan goddess = killed back then, I guess. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:21, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Added {{quotefarm}} tag.[edit]

Since (talk · contribs) seems pretty set on sticking in a huge number of direct quotes, and I'm not well-versed in the subject, I added a {{quotefarm}} tag. Please feel free to remove once consensus has been reached and summaries are made instead. --slakrtalk / 12:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

12 handmaids[edit]

Hlín: Hlín is one of the three handmaids of Frigg, together with Fulla and Gná.

Frigg: Frigg's attendants are Hlín (a goddess of protection), Gná (a messenger goddess), and Fulla (a fertility goddess).

Then below, it says Saga and Gerfjon and a lot more are Frigg's handmaids. In the Prose Edda, those are just mentioned together as goddesses and nothing is said about those being Frigg's handmaids.

Moreeover, which mythological writtings state that Frigg is goddess of household management, marriage, motherhood, domestic arts, justice? She is said to have woven or spun the clouds... which pagan Viking said that? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:32, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

This "12 handmaidens" business is incorrect, as a proper rewrite of this article will make clear. I intend to do so in time, but I invite anyone willing to take the time to beat me to it. :bloodofox: (talk) 12:34, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Frigg's parents[edit]

Who were Frigg's parents? I read somewhere that Odin was both her father and husband.-- (talk) 21:16, 13 September 2010 (UTC)


Is "frigging" (a euphemism for fucking) etymologically derived from Frigg? Stonemason89 (talk) 15:45, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Rewrite Launched[edit]

Hello everyone. As you can see, I've launched a rewrite of this article. The previous article had many issues, such as misinformation, poor sourcing, and original research. The new article solves these issues. However, the new article is by no means complete; for a rewrite more near that state, see Freyja (itself incomplete, although much further along). I intend to add to this article as time allows until this article is as developed as it can be. Meanwhile assistance is most welcome. :bloodofox: (talk) 05:00, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Goddess of what?[edit]

The rewrite is great and everything, but there's no talk of her function as a goddess! That needs to be in there somewhere. Giving attestation isn't enough; it's like discussing a bakery and only describing the shop's appearance and location, without mentioning what breads it makes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:27, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Frigg has associations, associations that are mentioned in the article lead. However, you seem to be expecting something that the record doesn't provide: the attestations do not paint a clear simplification that would allow a statement like "Frigg, goddess of X among X" with any sort of accuracy. :bloodofox: (talk) 20:45, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Article State[edit]

This article now has a solid, well-referenced foundation for expansion. It is, however, missing some major sections. First, it needs a section covering the attestations found in Saxo's Gesta Danorum. It will eventually also need a (perhaps lengthy) section regarding secondary scholarship on Frigg. :bloodofox: (talk) 20:59, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Infobox removed[edit]

This article had an infobox added with poorly founded statements about her functions (and misspelling of her sons' names). It was probably based on a survey work that was also used to add statements about what she governs to the introduction. I have reverted both changes, while recognizing that there are requests above for more about what has been said of her religious functions. The formulation "goddess of X" is best avoided, since it presumes that the Norse pantheon functioned similarly to Christian saints, and there is no indication beyond some statements in the Prose Edda and the broad formulations about the three statues in the Uppsala temple (both by Christians and the latter presumably from others' reports) that such was the case. Having such formulations, including "chief goddess", dominate the article by inclusion in an infobox is very misleading. The reductionism of an infobox is also a poor representation of the article. A well written intro is a better summary. Yngvadottir (talk) 00:15, 4 July 2020 (UTC)