Frigg?

Excerpts from a Google search for the word "Frigg."


A
s the wife of Odin, Frigg is one of the foremost goddesses of Norse mythology. She is the patron of marriage and motherhood, and the goddess of love and fertility.

She has a reputation of knowing every person's destiny, but never unveils it....In some myths she was rumored to have had love affairs with Odin's brothers Ve and Vili.

Source: Encyclopedia Mythica    
http://www.pantheon.org/mythica.html


frigg \'frig\ v - Used in place of similar sounding expletives, usu. as an exclamation of frustration; "Frigg! I lost my mittens." From the Old English for "masturbate," frigg long ago lost this meaning in the County, although its origins as a forbidden word may have encouraged its use as a substitution for other, more colorful forms of cussing. See also: friggin', friggit, Geehover, holy-liftin'

Source: Carleton County Colloquialisms http://dooryard.ca/index0.html


Frigg

Goddess of marriage. She is the wife of Odin, and Friday is named for her (according to some). Her abode was called Fensalir [The Ocean Halls] and she weaved the clouds.

... (Saga) is probably identical with Frigg since she is said to drink with Odin (Frigg's husband) "all their days."

Some people call Saga a goddess of history or a goddess of poetry, possibly because the word Saga is connected to the word for history, and also refer to her as a daughter of Odin but there is no discernable basis for any of this.

Skoal! To the Northland! Skoal! Thus the tale ended.--Longfellow

Last modified February 4th, 2001.
(c) 1996, Nicole Cherry

Source: Norse Mythology
http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~cherryne/myth.cgi/Frigg.html?term=Frigg


frig [fržg]
verb (frigs, frigging, frigged) (taboo slang)

1 to have sexual intercourse with

2 to masturbate

3 [intr; foll by around, about, etc] to behave foolishly or aimlessly[ETYMOLOGY: C15 (in the sense: to wriggle): of uncertain origin;
perhaps related to obsolete frike strong, or to Old English frigan to love]


Source: The Collins English Dictionary (c) 2000 HarperCollins Publishers


"Frigg's/Frija's Day" or "Friggsdagur" in Old Norse (Friday), represents harmony pleasure, beauty and the arts.

This day belongs to Frigg/Frija the equal and consort to Woden/Odin. She is also known as the Queen of the Witches and is well known for her expertise with the distaff and weaving. She is psychic, knows all  and is Woden's/Odin's confidant and not to be confused with Freyja!

Friday used to be the preferred day for couples to marry. Fridays tend to be better days for most people. There is anticipation of the "free weekend," if your work week goes that way. Sometimes people equate Friday with "Free day." This is also a popular payday followed by Saturday as the most popular day for payday. Also, many people anticipate travel and pleasure of all kinds on this day!

(c)1989-2002 all interpretations and writings are property of H. J. Carol Thompson
http://www.earth-dancing.com/friggsday.htm

 


Fríge/Frigga


Wóden's wife and the most powerful of the goddesses, Fríge's primary domain seems to be the household. This domain of hers is not that of the household we think of today however, for Northern European women were fully their husband's equals and often made the most vital decisions in household affairs. Like Wóden she is a figure of immense wisdom. She is said to be all knowing and to know the orlogs of all men and things. However, she never speaks these things.

Fríge was associated with spinning and weaving as a constellation in the sky was called Frigga's Distaff. It could be she spins the threads of men's lives that is then woven into the web of Wyrd. This would explain how she knows the orlogs of all men.

Fríge however may not have always been the faithful housewife and "Queen of Heaven" that the Eddas portray. In Gesta Danorum Saxo tells a tale where she slept with a servant to get gold meant for an idol of Othinus (Wóden) to make jewelry for herself. The probability is that this myth has been seriously altered, and it is not unlikely Saxo confused it with a tale about Freo (Freya). But Saxo also states she slept with Mithothyn and Ullerus. This is similar to the accusation Loki makes in the Lokasenna that "ever hast been fond of men, since Ve and Vili, it is said, thou, Vidrir´s wife, didst both to thy bosom take."

Source: http://www.ealdriht.org/frige.html


Frigg is a great word. It has a long and deliciously disreputable history as a slang word for masturbationthe poet John Wilmott, Earl of Rochester, used it frequently and to great effect in the late 17th century. It's probably less well known in the US than the UK, where frigging is interchangeable with f**cking in an adjectival context, such as "shut your frigging mouth." In the US I believe it has now morphed into "freakin'."

More recently, "Frigging in the Rigging" is a well known bawdy naval song, covered by the Pogues among others.

Caz Ferguson, writer, Zoetrope Virtual Studio www.zoetrope.com


"So I've been asked what friGG means, where'd it come from? dude I thought I made that shit up. Curiosity took over and I looked it up. Frigg was the wife of Odin, and a Norse Goddess. Also its slang for female masturbation. oops."

The FRiGG   Source: http://www.frigg.blogspot.com/



 

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