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Which of the Norse goddesses is equivalent to the Roman Vesta / Greek Hestia?
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Re: Which of the Norse goddesses is equivalent to Vesta / Hestia?
« Reply #1 on: 28 May, 2018, 08:17:09 PM »
Which of the Norse goddesses is equivalent to the Roman Vesta / Greek Hestia?

Frigging easy question!
Just as Vesta and Hestia were goddesses who looked after the home and family, none other than the wife of Odin was the goddess tasked with overseeing the Norsky domestic scene. Her slightly unfortunate name was Frig.

Frig wasn't just confined to the Nordic scene. Far from it. She also pops up in Germanic mythology, this time as Frigg with two g's.

And she also starred here in Britain during the Old English period (that's basically the Dark Ages between the 5th century to the late 11th century) where she was now known as Frige (It is reliably said that certain eminent historians posit that her name Frige was actually pronounced Fridge back then because she was a very hefty lass with a lifelong love of playing rugby).

Wherever she appeared, she was almost universally accepted as the wife of the god Odin and as the main goddess commissioned to look after the home and happiness within the home.

She is not to be confused with the daughter of the god Njord called Freya, who we all know was the goddess of Chocolate.
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