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Frigga & Freya, Goddesses of the North

Freya and Frigga . . . one goddess or two? It's easy to get confused.

Some authors claim that we name for the day Friday after the goddess Freya, others say it was named after Frigga.

Because of frequent overlapping that occurs in their myths and symbols, some authorities believe they are just regional variations of a single goddess. Others insist that they are separate entities. All agree they were among the most ancient of the Norse deities.

Together they represent the two aspects of the original Great Goddess with Freya serving as the maiden and Frigga the wife/mother aspect.  As you will see below, their traits varied considerably.

 Consequently, we have decided to treat them as two distinct, but related, deities.

goddess Freya

Frigga was the goddess of  love, marriage, and destiny. She was the wife of the powerful Norse god Odin.  A sky goddess, responsible for weaving the clouds (and therefore for sunshine and rain and the fertility of the crops), she was also responsible for weaving the fates, as well as a 'seer', one who knew the future though she could never change it.

Freya was a warrior goddess, a Valkyrie, and also the goddess of sensual love. Though this captivating goddess had numerous lovers, she was the wife of the mysterious Norse god Od.  And just to make things more confusing, many scholars believe Od (or Odur) was another name for Frigga's husband, the chief Norse god Odin!

So we suggest that you read the myths of:

Frigga, goddess of love and marriage

Freya, goddess of war and sexuality   



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