Fro

1993 FG20. Discovered 1993 Mar. 19 by the Uppsala-ESO Survey at La Silla.

Fro, son of Njord {see planet (4213)}, was the fertility god in the old Nordic religion. He was also the god of peace, good crops and marriage. According to the old tales he had the largest ship in the world, Skidbladner,

(6667) Sannaimura

able to sail both on land and sea. His holy animal was the pig, playing a central role in this religion. In the Nordic countries we still can see some remains of the worship to Fro. The Midsummer pole may have originated as a tribute to Fro. His sister Froja {see planet (76)}, tremendously beautiful, who drove a carriage pulled by cats. (M 30100)

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