role is even more modest than that of his sister Freia. The theme
is none other than that of the golden apples of youth. His
sister calls him in vain for help, and Froh is the first one
to greet her return.
He is also the one that throws the bridge of the rainbow,
which leads to Walhalla. The rare sung interventions are perfectly
diatonic and the music, which is associated to him, is derived
from the major accord.
Why Froh? The only justification is of symbolic order. The
couple, which he forms with Freia, is well balanced, Nattiez
would say androgynous. The beauty is bisexual. Froh is the
feminine counterpart of Freia, as Donner is her shadow.