Frigga is a female comic character that features in Marvel Comics.
Freyja was a female Asgardian who was born the daughter of Frey to the tribe of the Vanir in a time when they were at odds with the Aesir of Asgard. In this time long ago, the Vanir were at odds wit Odin who sought to unify the gods of the realms under his rule but King Frey of Vanaheim opposed his efforts with this leading to war. The young Freyja witnessed the ultimatum made to her father by Odin but Frey bade her not to mind it as he intended to oppose a union at any cost. Frey then secretly met with Surtur to enlist the Lord of Muspelheim's aid which he did for a price. He then instilled a fire in the Vanir causing them to be ready for war with the two sides battling. Ultimately, the Vanir were defeat after years of war and Odin proposed to marry Freyja with this being a symbolism of the peace they had attained between the two tribes as they united under the banner of the All-Father of Asgard. (Might Thor v1 #18) The union that helped end the Aesir/Vanir War was to be embodied by a child with Freyja becoming pregnant and giving birth to a daughter named Aldrif. (Angela: Asgard's Assassin v1 #2) At that time, the Asgardians were involved in a war against the Tenth Realm of Heven and its Angels whose Queen invaded Asgard where she seemingly killed Aldrif though in reality she kidnapped her to be raised as Angela with few knowing of her existence. In a rare, Odin severed the link Heven had with the realms of the World Tree thus leaving it isolated from all existence for thousands of years. (Original Sin v1 #5.1) At the height of Odin's power, she was noted to be at a celebration where she shared a night of passion with the All-Father. This led to her being pregnant and she gave birth to his son Balder but the All-Father received a vision of the future that showed his grown up child dying. He then went forth to find an ancient prophetess where he freed her from her death chamber by giving some of his blood. She revealed that the start of Ragnarok was heralded by the death of Balder and the Asgardians would perish in the event. However, she stated that Balder would be reborn and father a new race of gods that were to be descendants of Odin thus ensuring his legacy was to remain. The prophetess warned though that if knowledge of Balder's parentage were known then Odin's enemies would kill him to ensure that his rebirth in the future would not come to pass and that the All-Fathers lineage would end forever. Thus, upon his return, Odin kept knowledge of Balder's parentage a secret with the boy being raised unaware of his parents. (Thor v3 #10) The loss of their first child had still affected Freyja and Odin leading to the All-Father fathering children with others. (Angela: Asgard's Assassin v1 #2)
Despite their weapons, the Asgardians were unable to repel the tide of King Loki's forces. As a result, Freyja sacrificed her life in order to slay the Midgard Serpent. After her death, the enemies of Asgard assembled for the final battle with All-Father Odin sounding Gjallerhorn to bring forth the Ragnarok. (Loki: Agent of Asgard v1 #15) Though killed, this was part of her goal as when she entered into the halls of Valhalla she summoned the horn for Ragnarok allowing the honored dead to return to Asgard to continue the war against King Loki along with Hela's forces. This chain of events saw King Loki escape whilst Frigga along with the rest of the Asgardians battled Hela's forces in an endless war just as the Mutiverse collapsed. (Loki: Agent of Asgard v1 #16) Afterwards, the Multiverse was restored and in that time All-Father Odin had become a tyrannical ruler who imprisoned his own wife Freyja for defying him. During this time, Jane Foster regularly met with the All-Mother and petitioned her to request the aid of those that supported her in order to free her. However, Freyja refused as she did not want to be a source of division in Asgard and was also saddened when she discovered that her son Thor was missing. (Mighty Thor v2 #1) She was later brought All-Father Odin in order to be judged for her crimes against his rule. (Mighty Thor v2 #3) Odin found her guilty for crimes against Asgard but the trial was disrupted by the female Thor. (Mighty Thor v2 #4)
To avenge Loki, she sought out the Ant-Man Scott Lang and tasked him alongside three other size-shifters to infiltrate New Jotunheim so that they could assassinate Ymir. (Giant-Man v1 #1) In an effort to stem the invasion, Freyja decided to lead a strike force into the Dark Elf realm in order to destroy the Black Bifrost. To do that, she gathered the Punisher, She-Hulk, the Ghost Rider Robbie Reyes and Blade. (War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm v1 #1) They journeyed into the Dark Elf realm and were ready to destroy the gateway when they received word that the Bifrost was destroyed. This meant that the Black Bifrost was their only means of transportation and instead of destroying it they held the line against the Horde of Dark Elves attempting to reclaim it. (War of the Realms v1 #3) During this moment, she claimed the sword Bitterhand thus becoming the Guardian of the Black Bifrost allowing her the power to fight off the Dark Elves whilst sending her allies to safety. Freyja was nearly overwhelmed by the Dark Elf reinforcements but Odin arrivedin in a specially crafted suit of Iron Man Armor. The two held the line whilst she decided to remain to destroy the Black Bifrost leading to her and her husband seemingly perishing in the explosion. (War of the Realms v1 #4)
Personality and attributes
Freyja's eldest child was her daughter Aldrif that happened shortly after her marriage to Odin. (Angela: Asgard's Assassin v1 #2) Her next child was a son named Balder who was born from a night of passion with Odin. (Thor v3 #10) Her youngest child who was born in the modern age with Odin was a daughter named Laussa. (Angela: Asgard's Assassin v1 #6)
Powers and abilities
Frigga could cast a spell that made those around her experience their greatest fears. (War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm v1 #1)
On Asgard, she had her own great hall that was known as Folkvangr which was said that only the worthy were able to enter its chambers. (War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm v1 #1)
- Frigga (also called Freyja) was created by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Joe Sinnott where she made her first appearance in Journey into Mystery v1 #92 (May 1963).
- The character was based on the Norse mythological goddess Frigg.
In other media
- In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Freyja made multiple appearances in the shared continuity setting:
- In Thor, the character made an appearance in the live-action film where she was portrayed by actor Rene Russo.
- In Thor: The Dark World, the character returned in the live-action sequel film where she was once more portrayed by actor Rene Russo.
- In Avengers: Endgame, the character had a minor appearance in the live-action film with her once again portrayed by actor Rene Russo.
- Journey into Mystery v1:
- Thor v3:
- Loki: Agent of Asgard v1:
- Mighty Thor:
- Original Sin v1:
- Angela: Asgard's Assassin v1:
- War of the Realms v1:
- War of the Realms Strikeforce: The Dark Elf Realm v1:
- Giant-Man v1: