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Definition: Frigg from The Columbia Encyclopedia

or Frigga, Norse mother goddess and the wife of Odin (Woden). One of the most important goddesses of Germanic religion, she was queen of the heavens, a deity of love and the household. She was often confused with Freyja. From her likeness to the Roman goddess Venus, the Latin day of Venus became in Germanic countries Frigg's day (Friday).

Summary Article: Frigg
From Britannica Concise Encyclopedia

Norse goddess, the wife of Odin and mother of Balder. She was considered the patron of marriage and fertility. Some Icelandic stories depict her as a devoted mother, while others stress her loose morals. Frigg was also known to other Germanic peoples, and her name survives in the word Friday (“Friia’s day”).

Event: Frigg

Significance: myth, Germanic religion and mythology, Aesir (Scandinavian mythology)

Keywords: myth, Aesir, wife, Balder, Germanic religion and mythology, Frigg, mother, Odin

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