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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 117, Frigga Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 117, Frigga Summary and Analysis

Frigga and Freyja are often thought to be the same Goddess image, but they are indeed separate. The death of Frigga's son, Balder, has been compared to the many tales of the dying sons and lovers of the Near East Goddesses. Frigga, Queen Mother of the Aesir, spins the golden thread of fate and weaves the design of past, present, and future. She lives at the Castle Fensalir surrounded by her holy women.

Frigga learns that Hella, Queen of Nifhelheim, desires her son Balder. Frigga begs all living things on earth to spare his life. She neglects to ask the mistletoe. The evil Loki tricks Balder's blind brother into shooting a mistletoe dart into Balder's chest. Thus Balder dies and is sent to Hella's domain. Frigga asks for Hella's compassion and the return of her son. Hella agrees to...

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