Friday, Apr. 22, 2011


Frigga, wife of Odin, is a matronly figure in Norse mythology, associated with the hearth, the mead hall and childbirth. But while that seems a boring portfolio, it's an important one given the violence and instability of Scandinavia in the dark ages. Frigga is also remembered in the context of her spinning wheel, twining the threads of fate that tie all humanity.