Frigga, Names and Epithets

PBP2013: F is for Frigga’s Titles

Frigga’s Titles

Historical
First of the Asynjur
First of the Goddesses
Mother of the Gods
Mother of Baldr
Wife of Odin
Mother-in-Law of Nanna
Queen of the Aesir and Asynjur
Queen of the Gods and Goddesses
Of Fulla and Falcon Form and Fensalir
Weaver of Clouds
Holy Being

Her Hypostasises or Handmaidens
Hlin–Protectress
Saga–Storyteller
Eir–Healer
Gefion–Giver
Sjofn–Attraction, Love
Lofn–Permission or Blessing of Forbidden Love
Var–One who hears Oaths or Ward
Vor–Awareness
Syn–Guardian of Doors
Snotra–Bride or Lady; Etiquette
Fulla–Keeper of the Secrets, Treasures and Footwear of Frigga
Gna–Frigga’s Messenger who rides on a horse Hoof-Flourisher (Hofvarpnir)

Modern
All-Mother
Divine Mother
Queen of Heaven
Ruler of Heaven
Marriage Goddess
Goddess of Fertility
Who shares Odin’s High Seat Hlidjskaf
Mother of Mothers
Lady of Frith
Frith-Weaver
Weeping Mother
Mourning Mother
Lady of Stars
Orion’s Goddess
Hearth Mother
Lady of the Hearth-Fire
Lady of the House
Lady of the Home
Lady of House-Wives
Lady of Midwives
Lady of Mothers
Lady of Women
Domestic Goddess
Goddess of Families
Goddess of Childbirth
Lady of the Distaff
Lady of the Spinning Wheel
Lady of the Spindle
Lady of the Falcon Cloak
Lady of the Threads of Fate
Lady of Crafts
Earth Goddess
Lady of the Marsh-Hall
Lady of the Sea-Bed
Queen of Fensalir
Queen of Asgard
Seeress
Witch Queen
Lady of Mysteries
Lady of Fate
Weather-Witch
Lady of Storms
Lady of the Wild Hunt
Silent Goddess
Goddess of Hearth-Magic
Goddess of Ancestors
Dis of the Aesir
Goddess of Kings
Cunning Lady
Beautiful Lady
All Mighty Queen

Sources

Sturluson, Snorri. Edda. Trans. Anthony Faulkes. London: Orion Books, 1995.

Sturluson, Snorri, Heimskringla. trans Lee M Hollander. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967.

Davidson, H. R. Ellis. Gods and Myths of Northern Europe. New York: Penguin Books, 1964.

Krasskova, Galina. Exploring the Northern Tradition. New Page Books, 2005.

http://www.hrafnar.org/articles/dpaxson/asynjur/frigg/

Aset, Auset, Isis, Oracles, Poems, Poetry,

Mine Enemy, Myself

We are our worst enemies. We tear ourselves down. We berate ourselves for the tiniest mistakes. We erode our own souls.

This has to stop.

What in you brightens? What in you rejoices? Do that.

Do you love translating? Do so.

Do you love hiking? Do so.

Do you love painting? Do so.

Do the things that strengthen your soul. Do the things that matter to you. If you die, what do you want to be remembered for? Do that.

Do what you love. Let the fire of desire mend your souls.

Let the power of starlight shine within you.

Burn brightly.

Mend. Mend. Mend.

Fire cleanses. Fire heals.

Become who you are. Shine the light of your inner stars.

Aset, Auset, Isis

PBP 2013: E is for Eye of Ra

The Roaring Golden Lioness. Slithering cobra. Bright Star. Spotted Leopard of the Night Stars.

These are the manifestations of Aset as the Eye of Ra. Being an Eye of Ra, means Aset has ruler-ship over the sun, sunlight, the stars, fire, and Sopdet. (One of Sopdet’s titles is Eye of Ra. Sopdet is a title of Aset, Hetharu and Bast among other Goddesses. If that doesn’t make your head hurt…)

This also makes Her a goddess of the solar cycle during the day, year and also during each night. This is a process of renewal of creation. Even at night. Transformation of the soul. Transformation of righteous anger.
These are a part of Her Mysteries.

To know Aset as an Eye of Ra, court the flame and let the fire burn your entropy away. Become whole.

Links, Orisha

Yemaya/Yemoja/Yemanja

Here are excellent articles on the Orisha Yemaya.

And here is an invocation translated by Caroline Dow:
“Yemanjá, Queen of the Earth, Goddess of the Sea. The Crown that our Lord Oxalá* has conferred upon you brings love and happiness. Beautiful Lady, come to me. All hail! Goddess of Prosperity, I invoke you to descend to this earthly plane and visit me, o thou Queen of the Earth, Goddess of the Sea!”

Here are Caroline Dow’s articles on Yemaya:

Yemanja Day is Here

Yemanja Continued

More on Yemanja

Final Thoughts on Yemanja