Pronunciation: Fool-ah Alternate: Fylla
Fulla is one of the Asynjur. Her name is related to the adjective fullr, meaning “full.” By Snorri Sturluson in Gylfaginning, she is described as follows:
“she wears her hair flowing and has a golden ribbon about her head; she carries Frigg’s chest, takes care of her shoes and knows her secrets”.
From this description, she appears to be something of a handmaiden to Frigg – which is also true for Gná and Hlín, two other ásynjur. Later in the same work – when Hermóðr unsuccessfully tries to retrieve the murdered god Baldr and his wife Nanna from Hel, it is related that “Nanna sent Frigga a kerchief and other gifts, and to Fulla she sent a golden finger ring.” Fulla also appear in some kennings (metaphores). According to Skáldskaparmál, höfuðband Fullu (ribbon of Fulla) is a kenning for gold. Another example is found in Gísla saga: “Fulla of rain of spear-shafts hall”, which translates as simply meaning woman.
The Old High German Merseburg Incantations mentions Volla, and calls her the sister of Friia or Frija. That Fulla is the sister of Frigg does not appear in the Norse literature.