"Comforter?" One of the Ásynjur, the goddesses of Norse mythology, according Gylfaginning and the Nafnaþulur. Snorri Sturluson lists her eighth among the goddesses:

The eighth is Lofn: she is so gracious and kindly to those that call upon her, that she wins Allfather's or Frigg's permission for the coming together of mankind in marriage, of women and of men, though it were forbidden before, or seem flatly denied; from her name such permission is called 'leave,' and thus also she is much 'loved' of men.

It has been suggested that Lofn is another name for Frigg. The name appears in various skaldic verses as a kenning for "woman."



  • Gylfaginning, 35.