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Skadi

(pronounced SKAHD-ee)
Goddess of Mountains, Snowshoe Goddess
Pantheon
Asgardian
Quick Descriptions:
Skadi is a female frost giant with long wavy hair. She is carrying a hunting bow and has a pair of skis strapped to her back.
At the base of the mountain a large stone structure that appears to have been built right into the side of the mountain. Outside are several wooden structures, including a stable and small inn and boarding house. The doors to the temple are made of thick wood beams. The interior is cold and a cool breeze flows in from the chamber's windows. The room extends well into the mountain, and you can clearly see where the structure goes from stone bricks to smooth carved walls. several braziers are set against the side walls and provide ample light, but little warmth.
Skadi's priestess is a tall, muscular woman. She is wearing a grey fur cloak with a hood. She has dark brown hair and a tan tunic.
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Skadi
Skadi (also referred to as Skadi, Skade, or Skathi) is the Norse goddess associated with bowhunting, skiing, winter, and mountains. Being a giant, she is associated with darkness, cold, and death, just like winter. However, Skadi is seen to be more benevolent than the rest of her giant kin.

Skadi is a female giant and the daughter of the giant who bargained for Freya, the sun, and the moon in exchange for building Asgard's walls. She came to Asgard seeking revenge against Thor for killing her father. When she arrived at Asgard in her armor she so impressed the gods they offered her pick of the bachelor gods if she would not go to war against them. The only condition was that she could only see their feet when she made her choice. Thinking the cleanest, whitest feet must belong to Balder, she made her choice only to discover they belonged to the older Vanir Njord, whose feet the sea washed clean every day. Because they couldn't agree on a place to live, Njord and Skadi moved back and forth between Jotunheim and Asgard. On Midgard, these movements created the seasons. Skadi later divorced Njord and married Uller.

Worshipers, Clergy & Temples

Skadi's clergy are imposing figures, appearing tough and ready to fight. Though most are highly skilled warriors, they rarely enter combat unless necessary.

Temples

If a temple dedicated to Skadi isn't in the mountains, it's located so that mountains are visible from the windows of the great hall. Her temples are built from local materials and blend with the landscape. Unlike many temples, hers are often cold and without the heat of hearth fires. Some temples make money by selling mountain climbing equipment.

Visitors to Skadi's temples receive warm welcomes if they've just come down from out of the mountains, or if they clearly intend to travel into them. The clergy openly share their information about hazards and trails.

Dogma

Skadi's cults are common in mountainous regions. Her worshipers include those who make their lives hunting, herding, and mining in the mountains. She loves the cold of winter and the wind on the mountain peaks, and teaches respect for the earth and the mountains to her cultists. She also teaches readiness for battle, believing that the best defense is an impressive offense.

Appearance, Manifestations

Skadi is a female frost giant, with long wavy hair. She is often depicted with a hunting bow and skis.

Relationships & History

She the daughter of the shapeshifting frost giant Thiazi and divorced wife of the sea god Njord.
The Symbol of Skadi - Mountain peak
Symbol: Mountain peak
God Alignment: N
Worshipers Alignment
LG NG CG
LN N CN
LE NE CE
Domain:
Destruction, Earth, Strength
Portfolio:
Earth, mountains
Worshipers:
Barbarians, druids, rangers, dwarves, halflings
Plane: Asgard
Weapon: Greataxe