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Frithcast Episode 17- Frigga and Her Attendants

September 4th, 2017

Shout out to TAC Charter Member Brandie Willis, who suggested the topic for this episode.

 

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Introductions - smooth like a baby’s butt...

 

‘First of her Name/ Lord of the Andals and the First Men’ – additional titles for nobility from Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (8 season TV series based on the books ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’)

 

‘Lots of planets have a North’  - Doctor Who episode ‘Rose’ (2005)

 

The High Lady of Asgard

 

Frigg’s day – Friday (and who doesn’t love Fridays?!)

 

Shared characteristics and influence with Freya - see here for a site that understands them to be the same: https://norse-mythology.org/gods-and-creatures/the-aesir-gods-and-goddesses/frigg/ and here for a site that understands them to be seperate: http://mythology.net/norse/norse-gods/frigg/

 

Practicer of Seith – (you may see this written as seid, seidr or seidhr) – can be described as northern shamanism, and is concerned with the knowing of the threads of fate. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/seidhr.shtml

 

Loki’s Flyting – The trickster insults Frigg

 

The falcon feathers/ falcon cloak belonging to Frigg - https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UcI5CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT95&lpg=PT95&dq=friggs+falcon+cloak&source=bl&ots=4D3mmhtILj&sig=HNmvo4BTkhTKYzyWHTc-Vw2m5b0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiCn8_e0PnVAhVICMAKHem-B8gQ6AEIcTAQ#v=onepage&q=friggs%20falcon%20cloak&f=false based on Sturlson’s account: (Snorri Sturluson. The Prose Edda. Skáldskaparmál 18-19.) 

 

Frigg – influence over love, marriage, hearth and home, fate and destiny – more about her can be found here http://www.northernpaganism.org/shrines/frigga/who-is-frigga.html

 

Frigg spinning and weaving is a reoccurring image – see a list of deities associated with spinning and weaving here: http://kws.atlantia.sca.org/dieties.html she’s also been depicted as spinning the clouds: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FriggSpinning.jpg

 

Parallels with Juno and Vesta: Juno being the wife of Jupiter, and Juno who rules the hearth and home in the Roman pantheon. More information on Juno can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(mythology) Info on Vesta here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesta_(mythology)

 

The ‘Second Meresburg Incantation’, (or sometimes the Second Meresburg Charm) mentions Frigga http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/merseburgcharms.html

 

The Grimnismal – a wager between the Allfather and his wife.  Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for the Allfather…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gr%C3%ADmnism%C3%A1l

 

The Mithrandir – one of the additional names for Gandalf from JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ books and films. http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Gandalf/Names Mithrandir translates to ‘Grey Wanderer’ or ‘Grey Pilgrim’

 

Frigg’s role in The Death of Baldur

 

The Power of Naming - https://culturedecanted.com/2014/05/26/names-part-1-whats-in-a-name-the-power-of-naming/ also compare the TV trope ‘I Know Your True Name (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/IKnowYourTrueName)

 

The naming magic in Rumpelstiltskin – there’s a telling of the tale here: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Rum.shtml for an analysis head here: http://fairies.zeluna.net/2011/11/analysis-of-rumpelstiltskin_06.html

 

Frigg’s attendants

 

Frigg’s hall Fensalir – the Hall in the Marsh Meadows

 

Two prayers to Frigga – from https://hrafnar.org/articles/dpaxson/asynjur/frigg/

 

 

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