Skadi

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Skadi is the Goddess of Winter and of the Hunt. She is married to Njord, the gloomy Sea God, noted for his beautiful bare feet (which is how Skadi came to choose him for her mate.) Supposedly the bare foot is an ancient Norse symbol of fertility. The marriage wasn’t too happy, though, because she really wanted Balder for her husband. She is the goddess of Justice, Vengeance, and Righteous Anger, and is the deity who delivers the sentence upon Loki to be bound underground with a serpent dripping poison upon his face in payment for his crimes. Skadi’s character is represented in two of Hans Christian Anderson’s tales: “The Snow Queen” and “The Ice Princess.”

One Comment

  1. bobby7
    Posted September 17, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    h.c.andersen was a famous poet yes but its just afiry tales like the little mermaid he was a christian who had nothing to do whit norse mytholygy < (my grammar sucks im danish)

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