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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 118, Skadi Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 118, Skadi Summary and Analysis

Skadi is the Goddess of Winter. Her name means dark one, but she is always depicted as wearing robes of white fur. Accounts of Skadi were incorporated into the story The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.

Skadi goes to Asgard when she hears of her father Thiassi's death. She demands a life for a life, but the deities offer her a husband instead. They also insist that she must choose her husband blindly. A blindfold is placed over her eyes so that she can only see the ankles of the men. She chooses Njord of the foggy seacoast. When it is time to leave Asgard, the two fight over where they will live. The decision is made that they will split their time between both homes. One of the pair is always saddened by the surroundings. Skadi finally...

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