Snorri lists Hlin as a goddess charged with protecting those men
whom Frigg wishes to be kept safe. She is also called a goddess
of consolation who was supposed to "kiss away the tears of mourners". In
most sources, Hlin is considered an aspect of Frigg
Her other function includes listening to all prayers and
informing Frigg of these pleas. Hlin would often give Frigg advice on how to
answer these prayers and bring relief.
Hlin is also a protector. She is often sent as an emissary
to men in danger.
Special mention is given to Hlin in Sibyl's Vision,
where it says she will suffer a second emotional tragedy with the loss of Odin
by the Fenris wolf. In the Poetic Edda, Hlin is referred to as Frigg, Odin's
wife, and the loss she suffers is the death of her son, Baldr.
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