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Frigg is the wife of Odin and the patron of marriage and motherhood. Frigg is not the mother of Thor (Norse gods were not known for their fidelity).

Frigg was the goddess of the atmosphere and used a marvelous jeweled spinning wheel to weave long webs of brightly colored clouds. 

She was crowned with heron plumes, the symbol of silence because she can see the future, but never relates what she sees.

When Norse and Germanic tribes converted to Christianity, Frigg was banished to a mountaintop and labeled a witch.  It was believed that every Friday, the spiteful goddess convened a meeting with eleven other witches plus the devil (a gathering of thirteen) and plotted ill turns of fate for the coming week.  For many centuries in Scandinavia, Friday was known as the "Witches Sabbath."  This may be one of the origins of the superstition about Friday the 13th.

Next Thor's Day: Freya, the goddess of love and war


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