Skadi (Skaði, Skade):
The Vanir god of frost, snow, winter, skiing and hunting. The Aesir gods killed her father, Þjazi, so she wanted something as revenge. She travelled from her home in Vanaheim, to Valhalla.
When she got there, she demanded to get Baldr (Baldir, Balder) as husband, but the gods wouldn’t allow her. Instead they made her choose between some of the Aesir gods, judging by the feet. Baldr is the god of beauty, so she picked the god by the prettiest feet, which in her dissapointment wasn’t Baldr. It was the sea god Njord (Njörðr). This is also believed to be as Njord has been associated with the seas, which could’ve been the reason of his clean feet.
She is also the mother to Freya and Frey.
In some stories and books, Skaði is described as a Jotun or demon, which in usual sense of Norse Mythology by oral matters, means she is ugly, disgusting and looking like what is known as a goblin or orc in Fantasy today. In the path of Norse Mythology being posted on this blog, she is a Vanir god, and as showed by the picture, was actually beautiful. And yet again, you would have to be pretty to get Freya as a child.
(Edited: Please note this information is not purely based on the Edda’s, this is also based on stories told in Oral form in Denmark. Read the Blog description before you go speak about incorrect information).
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