She’s the one who goes skiing every holiday, her teeth as white as the snow over which she glides. There is something cold and lonely to this girl of winter, the way she dismisses that which does not please her with a glacial stare. Her pale skin is swaddled in thick jumpers, always shivering as if chilly. Or scared. The mountains call her, their presence ominous and ever-looming on the horizon. They watch with unseen eyes, beckoning her frosty touch.
Skaði (or Skadi) is a goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains. Skaði is attested in the Poetic Edda, the Prose Edda, Heimskringla, and in the works of skalds. In all sources, Skaði is the daughter of the deceased Þjazi, and Skaði married the god Njörðr as part of the compensation provided by the gods for killing her father. Skaði is said to as have split up with Njörðr and later had married the god Odin, and the two produced many children together. The etymology of the name Skaði is uncertain, but may be connected with the original form of Scandinavia.
Artistic representations of tales from Norse Mythology and representations of Viking times.
The death of Ymir from Völuspá Thor ends the wedding from Þrymskviða Thor crosses the Vimur river Sleeping in the Jotunn’s glove from Gylfaginning The mead of Suttung (Part 1) The mead of Suttung (Part 2) Skjaldborg Althing Skjaldborg Vikings The sons of Ivaldi create Sif’s golden hair Broker and Eitri create Gullinbursti
The Valkyries(“Choosers of the Slain”) are beautiful young women, mounted upon winged horses and armed with helmets and spears. Odin needs many brave warriors for the oncoming battle of Ragnarok, and the Valkyries scout the battlefields to choose the bravest of those who have been slain. They escort these heroes, called the Einherjar to Valhalla, Odin’s hall.
The Valkyries are also Odin’s messengers and when they ride forth on their errands, their armor causes the strange flickering light that is called “Aurora Borealis” (Northern Lights).
God of the oceans and all sea life, he is described as a sea giant yet predating even the Jötunn.
Husband to Rán, with whom he has fathered nine daughters (all named after waves), he is documented in Lokasenna as hosting a party for all the gods where he brews ale in a giant cauldron (which is delivered by Thor and Tyr after they take it from the Jötunn, Hymir).
Viking era Norsemen would ask Ægir to keep them safe on sea journeys and fishermen would ask his blessings for a bountiful haul when out on the ocean.
NJORD (norse): one of the principal gods of the Vanir tribe of deities. He’s also an honorary member of the Aesir gods, having been sent to them during the Aesir-Vanir War along with his son, Freyr, and his daughter, Freya. Freyr and Freya’s mother is Njord’s unnamed sister, who, based on linguistic evidence, is probably Nerthus. Njord was particularly associated with wealth, fertility, the sea, and seafaring in historical Germanic religion.