Frosty In Utah With A Mythological Frost Giantess
It’s wintertime in Utah so let’s get in the mood for the cold weather with a story about the frost giantess who became the Norse goddess of the winter.
The information in this article comes from the Danish Canadian National Museum. Skadi was not born a goddess. Instead, she was born and raised as a frost giant.
Skadi becomes a Norse goddess when Thor battles her father Thiasse and Thiasse is killed. Skadi inherited her father’s mountain lands and fortress. Skadi then went to Asgard to demand an audience with the gods.
During that audience, she told Odin and the council that she was entitled to pick her own husband as she was in love with Baldur, the god of innocence and goodness.
The council agreed that she could pick her own husband by selecting her husband by only being able to see his feet because the other gods didn’t want to marry a giantess.
She agreed to the deal and ended up selecting Njord, the god of the sea. I’m guessing all that sea salt was a really great exfoliator for his feet.
Once Skadi married Njord she became a part of the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses.
Anyway, Njord didn’t like living away from the sea and Skadi didn’t like being away from the mountains, so the couple went their separate ways.
Now you know about the Norse goddess of the winter. Go forth and astound your friends with your big-brain knowledge.