/frig/, n. Scand. Myth.
wife of Odin and chief of the goddesses.
[ < ON, c. OS fri, OE freo wife; cf. G Frau]

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or Friia

Norse goddess, the wife of Odin and mother of Balder.

She was considered the patron of marriage and fertility. Some Icelandic stories depict her as a devoted mother, while others stress her loose morals. Frigg was also known to other Germanic peoples, and her name survives in the word Friday ("Friia's day").

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▪ Norse mythology
also called  Friia 

      in Norse mythology, the wife of Odin and mother of Balder. She was a promoter of marriage and of fertility. In Icelandic stories, she tried to save her son's life but failed. Some myths depict her as the weeping and loving mother, while others stress her loose morals. Frigg was known also to other Germanic peoples, as Frija (in German) and Frea; her name survives in English in the word Friday.

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