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His wife was Frigida, whom we call Frigg. IV Odin had second sight, and his wife
also; and from their foreknowledge he found that his name should be exalted in
the northern part of the world and glorified above the fame of all other kings.
His wife was called Frigg daughter of Fjorgvinn ; and of their blood is come that
kindred which we call the races of the iEsir, that have peopled the Elder Asgard,
and those kingdoms □ which pertain to it; and that is a divine race. For this
Frigg is his wife, and she knows all the fates of men, though she speaks no
prophecy, — as is said here, when Odin himself spake with him of the iEsir whom
men call Loki: Thou art mad now, Loki, and reft of mind, — Why, Loki, leav'st thou
The fifth is Fulla: she also is a maid, and goes with loose tresses and a golden
band about her head; she bears the ashen coffer of Frigg, and has charge over
her footgear, and knows her secret counsel. Freyja is most gently born (together ...
The twelfth is Hlin : she is established as keeper over those men whom Frigg
desires to preserve from any danger; thence comes the saying, that he who
escapes 'leans.' Snotra is thirteenth: she is prudent and of gentle bearing; from
her name ...
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