Skadi is a giantess and goddess in Norse mythology. Her name means “shadow.”
Skadi lives in the highest reaches of the mountains, where the snow never melts. She’s an avid huntress, and her bow, snowshoes, and skis are her most often-mentioned attributes.
She was once married to the god Njord. However, the marriage was a failure; Njord couldn’t stand the cold and dreariness of the mountains, and Skadi couldn’t stand the light and noise of Njord’s home by the seashore, so the two parted ways.
Her status as a goddess by marriage, along with the frequency of her historical worship, seem to suggest that she has a more benevolent demeanor than most of her kin, perhaps in a capacity as a patroness of winter subsistence activities.
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