Hlin, the goddess of consolation, serves Frigg as a handmaiden. She brings relief to mourners and is said to pour soothing comfort into their hearts to ease their grief and loss.

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 trelief.

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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