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Frigga

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Frigga, asteroid 77 (the 77th asteroid to be discovered, on November 12, 1862), is approximately 66 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4.4 years. It was named after the Norse goddess of marriage, the wife of Odin (the Roman equivalent to Juno). The unusual name of this planetoid—which seems to suggest an obscene gesture—led to its inclusion in The Asteroid Ephemeris: Dudu, Dembowska, Pittsburgh, Frigga, Batya Stark and Mark Pottenger’s tour de force of astrological humor.

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Room, Adrian. Dictionary of Astronomical Names. London: Routledge, 1988.
Stark, Batya, and Mark Pottenger. The Asteroid Ephemeris: Dudu, Dembowska, Pittsburgh, Frigga. San Diego: Astro Computing Services, 1982.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.

Frigga

Odin’s wife; symbolizes the earth. [Norse Myth.: LLEI, I: 328]
See: Earth
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Haug, Frigga, "Der Kopftuchstreit als politisches Lehrstuck", Frigga Haug & Katrin Reimer (eds.
Frigga Haug, 'Sexual deregulation or, the child abuser as hero in neoliberalism', Feminist Theory, 2, 1, (2001): 56.
German social scientists Frigga Hang and Christina Thurmer-Rohr claim that such relations are maintained because women are not only victims but also perpetrators and/or beneficiaries.
Their wish was granted and as a sign of appreciation his mother Frigga hung mistletoe and asked everyone who passed to kiss beneath it as a sign of love and forgiveness.
16) In choosing to tell the unofficial history of their former country in fragmented pieces without an overarching story, Jergovic and Ugresic are providing a literary version of Frigga Haug's 'memory work', which concentrates 'on scenes, events, particular stories' with the hope that 'by reproducing them in detail it will be possible to subvert the self-censorship that creates harmony in a whole-life story'.
From this one might conclude that any group recital of the Pledge of Allegiance should provide for the utterances of sundry invocations such as under God, under Allah, under Odin and Frigga, under the Vishnu-Bramah-Siva triad, under a creator whose reality is impossible to affirm or deny, or under no god at all.
Following the advice of the Bank of Java, in June 1922 Kwik Djoen Eng decided to bring all his real estate into a limited company especially founded for this purpose, the NV Handel- en Cultuur Maatschappij Frigga (Frigga Trading and Plantation Society Ltd.
Some primarily concern themselves with what a socialist future might be like (Diane Elson on socialising markets, Frigga Haug on feminism, Johanna Brenner on families, Colin Duncan on agriculture and ecology, Kate Soper on post-consumerism).
We still live with a reminder of our pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors with Tuesday, named after the god Tiw, Wednesday, the god Woden or Odin, Thursday after Thor and Friday after the goddess, Frigga or Freya.
Frigga Haug, Female Sexualization (London: Verso, 1987).
The research method called on memory work as developed by Frigga Haug (1987), a method of inquiry which is collective and deconstructive, where the subjects become co-researchers, producing data in the form of stories and subjecting these data to a progressive critical process of reading and theorising.