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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.



Closing Music:

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



Background fire ambience by inchadney from


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: and here for a site that understands them to be seperate:


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.


Loki’s Flyting – The trickster insults Frigg


The falcon feathers/ falcon cloak belonging to Frigg - 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


Frigg spinning and weaving is a reoccurring image – see a list of deities associated with spinning and weaving here: she’s also been depicted as spinning the clouds:


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: Info on Vesta here:


The ‘Second Meresburg Incantation’, (or sometimes the Second Meresburg Charm) mentions Frigga


The Grimnismal – a wager between the Allfather and his wife.  Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for the Allfather…


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


Frigg’s role in The Death of Baldur


The Power of Naming - also compare the TV trope ‘I Know Your True Name (


The naming magic in Rumpelstiltskin – there’s a telling of the tale here: for an analysis head here:


Frigg’s attendants


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


Two prayers to Frigga – from