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She skis through the snow like a pro, has deadly aim with a bow and arrow, and loves coming up with cruel and unusual punishments for everybody's arch-nemesis, Loki. Oh, and by the way, she also happens to be a giantess. This is one fierce lady. Skadi is the goddess of snow, mountains, bow hunting, and skiing. (Of course the Scandinavians have a goddess of skiing—are you really surprised?)
When the gods kill her father, Skadi rolls into Asgard fully armed, with one thing on her mind: payback. One of her demands is that she gets to marry a god. That marriage (to Njord) doesn't quite work out, but her influence among the gods continues. Her greatest claim to fame? Creating the perfect punishment for Loki, involving a bowl, some poisonous venom, and eternal bondage. What can we say? She's talented like that.
The Ski-Goddess (Skáldskaparmál Ch. 32), Shining Bride of the Gods (Grimnismál Stanza 11), The Avenging Giantess, Skadster
Goddess of Snow, Ice and Winter; Goddess of Skiing; Goddess of Bowhunting; Goddess of Mountains (I'm a multi-tasker, what can I say?)
Jotunheim Archery Academy
Prevent global warming: Save the snow!
Mother: Unknown; Father: Thjazi
I'm an only child—gave me more time to hone all my skills.
My skiing and hunting lifestyle isn't exactly kid-friendly…
Fellow ski-god, Ull
The Asgard gods who murdered my father… but especially Loki. Duh.
Separated from Njord (from the ankles down, he's great…)
Gods willing to move to Thrymheim
"It looks like an early winter, alright."
The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert Service
Early Winter performed by Gwen Stefani