Continuing my A-W of the Norse Gods. Goddess Fulla, whose name likely means 'bountiful' is also known as Volla in Old High German. Despite Fulla being cited in many sources we still don't know exactly who she is. Perhaps she is a much older fertility goddess or even an aspect of Frigg. However, from the following sources it is clear to see that she is important to the Aesir Gods⭐In Skáldskaparmál chapter 1, Fulla is cited as one of the Ásynjur attending a banquet⭐In chapter 19, Frigg is called 'Mistress of Fulla'⭐In chapter 32, one of the descriptions for gold is 'Snood of Fulla'⭐In chapter 36, Eyvindr Skald-Despoiler writes, "Fulla's shining fillet, The forehead's sun at rising, Shone on the swelling shield-hill, For Skalds all Hakon's life days"⭐In chapter 75 she is named as one of the Ásynjur and an unmarried handmaiden of Frigg⭐ In Gylfaginning, chapter 35, Gangleri asks Hárr who are the Ásynur. Hárr replies,"...The fifth is Fulla: she is also a maid and goes with loose tresses and a golden band about her head; she bears the ashen coffer of Frigg and has charge over her footwear and knows her secret counsel⭐In chapter 49, Hermódr goes to Hel and attempts to bring Baldr back, but Hel says that only when all things in the world weep for his death will she let him leave. As Hermódr leaves, Nanna, Baldr's wife gives him a golden finger ring for Fulla⭐ In Grimnismál, it is said that Frigg sends Fulla off to Geirröd, Odin's foster son, to warn him of a sorceror⭐The second Merseburg Charm from around the 9th century, called 'The Horse Cure' is a spell. It goes,"Phol and Woden went to the forest. Then Baldr's horse sprained its foot...Then Frija sang charms and Volla her sister sang charms....'⭐Photo by Jacalyn-Beales.
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