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Saga

From Gylfaginning: The second is Sága: she dwells at Søkkvabekkr, and that is a great abode.

From Grimnismal:
7. Sökkvabekk is the fourth, | where cool waves flow,
And amid their murmur it stands;
There daily do Othin | and Saga drink
In gladness from cups of gold.


The name "Saga" is likely connected to "to see" which may indicate either a conflation with Frigga or that Saga herself is a seeress as well. The Grimismal stanza is, AFAIK, the source of Saga's reputation as a muse or goddess of inspiration; the fact that for most of us a "saga" is a story doesn't hurt that connection.


I've been told by a number of people that, for folks who do not find it easy to connect with Frigga, approaching the handmaidens may be easier. Presumably this is because they are close to her, but I imagine some of those who recommend that do so because they see the maidens as part of Frigga herself. In any case, while it may be a useful method, I'm personally a little uneasy about approaching one deity in order to get closer to another. (I do realize that this is a modern sensibility.) So that's not how I'm approaching my own studies and connects.

I've seen Saga referenced in modern heathen writings and prayers most often as a giver of inspiration. Germanic myth is not short on inspiration figures--Bragi, and for some even Odin himself, are in that category. But Saga is, I think, more approachable and (although this is purely my own impression) has a quite broad field of interest in that way.

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