Derek Frost Art Frigga Figurine. 10 7/8″ Cold Cast Bronze Statuette.
When you hear someone use Frigga’s name in place of swearing, an ethereal dollar goes into her swear jar in Fenslair. Also, Friday is named after her, and it is rumored that she liked to party like a Viking. Maybe that’s why she’s the God of Birth – too many late nights at the Tavern and Friday named after her? Maybe she was giving out too many blessings!
In Norse mythology, Frigg was the wife of Odin, father of the gods. She was associated with marriage and the birth of children. In earlier Germanic mythology, Frigg was called Frija, from which the word Friday comes. For many years, Germans considered Friday a lucky day to be married.
One of the best-known stories about Frigg concerns her attempt to make her son Balder immortal. She obtained promises from every thing under the sky, except one, not to harm him. The one thing she neglected to ask was the mistletoe plant, which she considered too small and weak to be of any danger. However, the trickster god Loki found this out and tricked Balder’s blind brother into throwing mistletoe at Balder to kill him.
(Source: Myth Encyclopedia)
Seriously, who gets killed by Mistletoe? Aren’t you supposed to use mistletoe to try to embarrass yourself at the company Christmas Party by trying to steal kisses from your office-crush after too many glasses of punch? I guess maybe he died of embarrassment? That’s Frigg’n ridiculous!
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