Frigg is the goddess of family, fertility, love, and marriage. Just like Odin, she is into magic. More specifically, she masters the art of divination and she can see and shape destiny. She was often lusted after by other gods, but also by giants, elves, and dwarfs.
Frigg is married to Odin and is therefore the Queen of Asgard. She is the mother figure of the Norse pantheon. Together with her husband, she rules over Valhalla. As the hostess of Odin’s hall, she assigns seats to the fallen at the table. She is the leader of the Valkyries, who gather those that are worthy from the battlefields. Frigg would choose half of those that had fallen in combat to join her in her own place in Valhalla, the meadows called Fólkvangr.
Frigg has some divine artifacts that helped her in her adventures. The most famous one was a falcon suit that enabled its wearer to fly. This suit is frequently borrowed by Loki. She is often depicted as riding a chariot pulled by cats. Another artifact is her necklace, the Brísingamen, which has been covered in many legends.
The domains and skills of Frigg overlap with the domains and skills of Freyja. She is therefore considered to be the same goddess. Frigg is considered to be the Queen of the Aesir but used to be part of the Vanir tribe. This makes sense, as her magical abilities are not typical for the Aesir family tree. This would also insinuate that by the end of the Aesir-Vanir war was sealed by the marriage between Odin and Frigg, not just an exchange of hostages. Frigg and Freyja have gained more and more distinct features over time, eventually splitting up into two goddesses. Simply put, Frigg is the more domesticated version of Freyja, an identity that has taken shape through Christian and Islamic influences on the Norse culture. The focus on domestic activities and sexual restraint became a more important part of womanhood, which was reflected in this deity.
Frigg was a mother to several sons and daughters. The sons that are most famous are her twins: Baldr and Hödr. When Baldr was born, he was the embodiment of good. Driven by motherly love, Frigg desperately tried to protect her son’s life. When he died, she went to great lengths to try to resurrect him. The story reveals how dedicated she could be to her children.
Frigg is destined to survive Ragnarok, as most of the goddesses.