Frigga (comics)

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Art by Greg Tocchini.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceJourney into Mystery #92 (May 1963)
Created byStan Lee (Writer)
Robert Bernstein
Joe Sinnott
In-story information
Full nameFrigga
Place of originAsgard
Team affiliationsAsgard
Notable aliasesFricka

Frigga is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character appears in particular in those featuring the superhero Thor, who is Frigga's stepson. Based on Frigg of Norse mythology, she was created by writers Stan Lee and Robert Bernstein and artist Joe Sinnott, and first appeared in Journey into Mystery #92 (May 1963).

Frigga is played by Rene Russo in the live-action films Thor and Thor: The Dark World set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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 both Queen of Asgard, and the Asgardian gods, the wife of Odin, the step-mother of Thor, the biological mother of Balder, and the adoptive mother of Loki. She is also the one responsible for casting the spells on Balder to protect him from mortal harm. When Surtur the fire demon threatens all the known realms, Frigga is assigned the guardianship of the children of Asgard. They retreat to a hostel deep in the wintry wilderness of Asgard. Though Frigga does not know it, she is assisted in her guarding by Tiwaz, the great-grandfather of Thor.[1] After Odin and Surtur vanish at the end of the battle, Frigga organizes an 'Althing', where all of Asgard will choose a new ruler.[2] The result is that Balder is chosen as the new ruler.[volume & issue needed]

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.[3][4]

After Thor recreates Asgard and restores the Asgardians following Ragnarok, it is revealed that she is actually the mother of Balder.[5]


In other media[edit]

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



  • Frigga is played by Rene Russo in the 2011 live-action film Thor.[6] Here she is portrayed as Thor's biological mother.
  • Russo reprises her role in Thor: The Dark World.[7] Since Loki's imprisonment, Frigga has been showing sympathy for Loki by trying to make his incarceration hospitable. During the Dark Elves' raid on Asgard, Frigga is killed by Algrim while protecting Jane Foster, and is later given a Viking funeral.

Motion comics[edit]


  1. ^ Thor #341 - 348 (Mar. - Oct. 1984)
  2. ^ Thor #364 (Sept. 1985)
  3. ^ Thor vol. 2 #85 (December 2004)
  4. ^ 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"
  5. ^ Thor #10 (July 2008)
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (2009-12-16). "Rene Russo joins cast of 'Thor'". Variety. Retrieved 2009-12-17.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers Premieres March 28". 2011-03-11. Retrieved 2011-03-11.

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