In John Lindow's book Norse Mythology he quotes from Gylfaginning that : " The Earth ( Jord ) was both his ( Odin's ) daughter and his wife. " Mr. Lindow then states that Snorri Sturlusson is confused in making this statement. Odin is called All - Father for a reason, and that reason is that he is the father of all he created, biologically and otherwise. Midgard ( Earth ) was made from the remains of the Jotun Ymir, and was created by the Gods to be a living breathing world. In this way I see Jord as Odin's daughter. He also joined with Jord to " create ", or if you would rather, give birth to the mighty Thor.
In another version Jord is the daughter of Annar and Nott, and the half - sister of Authr and Dagr. Jord has a relationship with Odin, whether in the form of a marriage, or as a mistress is unclear. In Skaldskaparmal it states that : " Jord is one who shares a man with Frigga. " As a result of this " sharing " a son was born unto the worlds, who we of course know as Asa - Thor. Even if we were not told this directly it says several times in the Eddas that a kenning for Thor is " son of Jord . " Jord is also known by the names Fjörgyn and Hlóðyn.
I see the relationship of Odin and Frigga as the joining of Heaven and Earth. Out of this " joining" sprang forth the the great protector of the people of Midgard. The God of the common man Thor. Some see Jord as simply the personification of our planet, but I see her, and feel her, as a living, breathing Goddess, who can be both generous and unforgiving. And one I might add that we can see, touch and enjoy everday of our lives. We as a species are cradled in her bosom, and provided with all the necessary materials and food sources that we need to make our lives healthy and happy. Jord is so much more than a planet, she is everything to us !
Lofn is listed in Gylfaginning by Snorri 8th among the Goddesses, and yet there is almost nothing known about her. Once again some scholars think of her as just another name for Frigga, or belittle her as one of Frigga' s handmaidens. According to Snorri in Gylfaginning Lofn is very gracious and good. Men and women who wish to be married, but whose joining would otherwise be disallowed, can call upon Lofn, who will then in turn go before Odin or Frigga, plead their case and get permission for them to marry.
Lofn is also the Goddess to call upon for advice in relationships when they are just beginning, or are in danger of falling apart. She seems to me to be a middleman Goddess, almost like a marriage counsellor, between the Gods and humans. From her name comes the word lof, meaning permission, as well as high praise.
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !