Rene-Antoine Houasse (French, 1645-1710), Morpheus awakening as Iris draws near, 1690
Dying centaur struck by a hunter’s arrow. Hans Anetsberger. Germany, 1870-1942.
Frigg, or Frigga, the Norse All-Mother, wife of Odin, and the queen of Asgard.
Her name means ‘love’ or ‘beloved one.’
She holds the power of prophecy, yet She does not reveal what She knows.
The word ‘Friday’ is said to come about because of her name (Frigga’s Day). People also say Friday was named after Freyja, so whatever you want to believe is good :)
The Norse name for the planet Venus was Friggjarstjarna (Frigg’s star).
Her hall in Asgard is Fensalir (Marsh Halls).
She is associated with married women and was called by women to helping giving birth to children.
The Norsemen (and Norsewomen) used the plant Lady’s Bedstraw as a sedative and named it ‘Frigg’s grass.’(I’m assuming the sedative is for childbirth?)
George Romney - “Lady Hamilton as Circe”
Johann Heinrich Füssli - The Temptation of Eve. N.d.