30 Days: Musical Musings

Published December 23, 2016 by Lunapo

One song I would like to share was highlighted for me by Naturally Independant, Frigga’s Web by Hagalaz Runedance.

Frigg is sitting as herself, at her spinning wheel, but is not recognized by the seeker. It’s not until the morning that the seekers knows the truth: Allmother directed her to her destiny and  helper her see the path woven for her- her own child at long last.

“Why don’t you rest my child”, she said, “I will seek her advice, I will wake you when it’s time”

All night by the spinning wheel, she sang an ancient tune and in the morn’ her work was done

In the distance I heard a call, I awoke and I held the spindle in my hand

My other hand it held new life, the Goddess had been by my side and her blessing was mine.

The mainstream songs I pegged which remind me of Frigg all encompass the elements of Frigg which I have discussed here already.

The first is a power anthem explaining why Frigg is the only woman her lover would need- that she is his lover, his friend, his confidant. In plurality, it is also meaning that Frigg’s all of us and we are all of her. She is a representation of every woman on Midgard.

I can cast a spell, of secrets you can tell
Mix a special brew, put fire inside of you
Anytime you feel danger or fear
Then instantly I will appear ’cause
I’m every woman, it’s all in me
Anything you want done, baby, I’ll do it naturally
Whoa whoa whoa, whoa whoa whoa

 

The next two are Frigg in her most common state, that of a parent. Granted, the songs that stuck out to me the most are by fathers for their child, but the spirit of the song is something that is universal to loving parents.

Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me

Just as her lover had her whole heart, her child also has her whole heart because she is able to love, fully with her whole self, both entities. The mother will always be part of the child and the child will always be part of the mother.

I can hardly wait
To see you come of age
But I guess we’ll both just have to be patient

This one struck me specific with this specific lyric. While torn away from each other in different circumstances, the reasoning was the same: death. Lennon was taken from his son and never got to see him come of age. Balder was taken from Frigg, granted at a much more mature age, but still before he had the chance to grow into all he could have become…and yet, his fate was tied to his death and the beginning of Ragnarok because of his death, so his maximum growth was the point of his death. Frigg knew this, as the weaver of destiny, but I’m sure she wished that she could have kept her son for longer.

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