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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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