Norse Mythology

The Mighty Gods of the Vikings...


Norse Hunting Goddess

Also known as Skaði

Giant Winter Goddess of Skiing

She’s known as the Snow-Shoe Goddess after being forced to choose a husband from among the Gods, who would only let her see their feet.

Unfortunately, the fairest legs belonged to the ugly Njord and not the handsome Balder she was hoping for. Needless to say, the marriage was a disaster and they never became sole-mates.

Eventually she ran off with Odin, presumably because he’s good at skiing.

She’s also had a few run-ins with Loki, mostly of the insulting kind. She’s the one who had the bright idea of punishing him with the serpent that drips poison onto his face. We suggest you try to keep on her good side.

Skadi Facts and Figures

Name: Skadi
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Skaði

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

In charge of: Hunting
Area of expertise: Hunting

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 6512

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Article last revised on September 22, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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