Norse Mythology

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Norse Protection Goddess

Also known as Sibilja

Swedish Battle Cow

Holy Cow! Literally – she is a cow that was worshiped by the Swedes around the 8th century.

When King Eysteinn went into battle, he was desperate for her protection and pulled out all the stops to get her on-side at the battlefield.

This involved a lot of ritual sacrificing and (we assume) quite a lot of pushing and pulling. Cows are not the easiest creatures to convince at the best of times.

Finally Síbilja arrived on the battlefield, bellowing and roaring in a most dreadful way. The enemy tried everything to get rid of her, including shooting out her eyes with arrows. But the amazing Síbilja was an unstoppable military mooing machine.

She was finally put out of action when the enemy tossed one of their own warriors on top of her, crushing her to death. The most amazing thing is that this all happened without anyone laughing.

Síbilja Facts and Figures

Name: Síbilja
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Sibilja

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Protection
Area of expertise: Protection

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 5732

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Article last revised on September 21, 2018 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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