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Nov

3

THE TABLE IS SET: GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?

Visiting Gods at the Yuletide Table In old heathen times, the purpose of the Hearth Cult was not to invoke the wild nature spirits, but to welcome the gods who commanded such creatures. After a thorough study of her legends and her related forms, both Jacob Grimm and Erica Timm identified Frau Holla, Perchta, Berhte

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Mar

29

Frigg of the Vanir

Odin’s Wife:Mother Earth in Germanic Mythologyby William P. Reaves © 2010 Frigg of the Vanir The conclusion that Frigg is the Germanic Earth Mother now seems inescapable. As Odin is called the All-father, Frigg has the appearance of an All-mother. The poet Egill Skallagrimsson refers to the gods collectively as “Frigg‟s progeny.”1 She is the

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