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Love's guardian


As the goddess of love in Norse mythology, Frigg plays an analogous role to Venus in the Roman pantheon.

While Romance languages such as French derive their name for the fifth day of the week from dies veneris, Frigg is the origin of the Germanic Friday. Frjá, love, became frjádagr.

Frigg was chief god Odin's first wife, and as familiar as her husband with the condition of the world.

Her home was Fensalit, the "fen-halls", where she had three handmaids to help her: Lin, who protected human beings, Fulla, who saw through all lies, and Gna, the messenger of the goddess.