Frigga (comics)

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Art by Greg Tocchini.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Journey into Mystery #92 (May 1963)
Created by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Joe Sinnott
In-story information
Full name Frigga
Species Asgardian
Place of origin Asgard
Team affiliations Asgard
Notable aliases Fricka

Frigga is a fictional character appearing in the Marvel Comics universe, based on Frigg of Norse mythology.

Publication history[edit]

Frigga first appeared in Journey into Mystery #92 (May 1963), and was adapted from mythology by Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein and Joe Sinnott.

The character subsequently appeared in Thor Annual #10 (1982), Thor #344 (June 1984), Marvel Graphic Novel #15 - The Raven Banner (1985), Journey Into Mystery #504-505 (December 1996-January 1997), #512-513 (September-October 1997), Thor #26 (August 2000), Loki #3 (January 2004), and Thor: Son of Asgard #7&9 (August 2004-October 2004) .

Frigga appeared as part of the "Asgardians" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #1.

Fictional character biography[edit]

An Asgardian, she is the Queen of Asgard, the wife of Odin, the step-mother of Thor, the biological mother of Balder, and the foster mother of Loki. She is also the one responsible for casting the spells on Balder to protect him from mortal harm. In addition, Frigga had supervised the location and training of the apprentices to the Celestials, the Young Gods.[volume & issue needed] Because of the events of Ragnarok, Frigga is believed to have suffered the same fate as the rest of the Asgardians.[1][2]

After Thor recreates Asgard and restores the Asgardians following Ragnarok, it is revealed that she is actually the mother of Balder.[3]

After the conclusion of Fear Itself, as Freyja, Frigga along with Gaea and Idunn assumed the identity of the All Mother. Odin, the All Father, abdicated the throne to pass it over to the All Mother.[volume & issue needed] Freyja/Frigga currently has Bruinhilda gathering a new group of Valkyries.[4]


Frigga's family tree as it appears in Thor #500 (July 1996):

(adopted by
Odin & Frigga)
  • Odin has another brother, Cul, introduced in the 2011 miniseries, Fear Itself, who in the comics was erased from all known history.[5][6]

In other media[edit]

Rene Russo as Frigga in the Marvel Studios film, Thor.


  • Frigga appears in The Super Hero Squad Show, voiced by Grey DeLisle. In the episode "Mental Organism Designed Only for Kissing," a flashback has Odin telling Thor that Frigga is concerned on why he hasn't found a girlfriend yet. In the episode "Lo, How the Mighty Hath Abdicated," Frigga was depressed when Enchantress cast a love lutefisk to make Odin fall in love with her. When Thor managed to break the spell on Odin, Frigga was reunited with Odin.


  • Frigga is played by Rene Russo in the 2011 live-action film Thor.[7] When Odin goes onto his Odinsleep, Frigga stays by his side to help guard him, later attempting to assure Loki—who has only recently learned of his Frost Giant origins—that she will always see him as her son. When the Frost Giants invade Asgard, Frigga successfully defends Odin's body until Loki kills Laufey and Thor returns to deal with Loki. Beside her magical prowess, she also demonstrates skill in sword fighting.
  • Russo reprises her role in Thor: The Dark World.[8] In the film, she is killed by Kurse after she refuses to reveal the location of Jane Foster, who is in possession of the Aether, to Malekith. Loki later agrees to help Thor fight the Dark Elves, motivated by revenge for Frigga's death. It is established that Loki learned his skill in creating illusions from Frigga; she is seen using her own ability to speak with Loki via projected image while he is imprisoned, and making a decoy illusion of Jane Foster to fool the Dark Elves.

Motion comics[edit]


  1. ^ Thor vol. 2 #85 (December 2004)
  2. ^ Frigga is not specifically depicted during the battle in the comic. It is stated in the comic that the "Asgardians embraced a singular, inevitable death"
  3. ^ Thor #10 (July 2008)
  4. ^ "Fear Itself, Fearless 8", and "Fearless Defenders"
  5. ^ Fraction, Matt (w), Immonen, Stuart (p), von Grawbadger, Wade (i). "Worlds on Fire" Fear Itself 4 (September 2011), Marvel Comics
  6. ^ Fraction, Matt (w), Ferry, Pasqual (a). "Fear Itself: In the Beginning" Thor 7 (December 2011), Marvel Comics
  7. ^ Graser, Marc (2009-12-16). "Rene Russo joins cast of 'Thor'". Variety. Retrieved 2009-12-17. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers Premieres March 28". 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 

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