Goddess Sif - Goddesses and Gods. Norse Mythology - Sif, Wife of Thor - The Druid's Egg: Samhain-Yule 2010. Not much in known about Thor's wife Sif.
Thor was her 2nd husband and the identity of the first husband is unknown, though she did have a son by him who was named Ull. Her most striking feature was her golden hair. In all likelihood, Sif was a fertility Goddess, with her hair representing ripening corn. Sif. In Norse mythology, Sif is a goddess associated with earth.
Sif is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Sif is the wife of the thunder god Thor and is known for her golden hair. In the Prose Edda, Sif is named as the mother of the goddess Þrúðr by Thor and of Ullr with a father whose name is not recorded. The Prose Edda also recounts that Sif once had her hair shorn by Loki, and that Thor forced Loki to have a golden headpiece made for Sif, resulting in not only Sif's golden tresses but also five other objects for other gods.
Etymology Sif. Hearth Witch Goddesses – Sif. Sif Doll, by Dancing Goddess Dolls My Patron Goddess – Sif of the Golden Hair.
Wife of Thor, Mother of Thrúd and Ullr. According to one of the Eddas, Loki cut off her hair as a prank. This ticked Thor off, needless to say, so essentially he bashes Loki’s head in a few times. Loki then decides it would be in his best interest to fix things. Sif. Heathen Temple. Good To Begin Well, Better To End Well: Sif, Goddess of... Prosperity? We've talked a little bit about Sif before on the blog -- mostly in regard to how little we have in the source material attesting to her character, which I'd like to recap briefly: Thor's wife, Sif, is only related to us in any real detail in two places.
The Children of Odin: Part I. The Dwellers in Asgard: 4. Sif's Golden Hair: How Loki Wrought Mischief in Asgard. Sacred Texts Legends and Sagas Iceland Index Previous Next Buy this Book at Amazon.com The Children of Odin, by Padraic Colum, , at sacred-texts.com p. 27 ALL who dwelt in Asgard, the Æsir and the Asyniur, who were the Gods and the Goddesses, and the Vanir, who were the friends of the Gods and the Goddesses, were wroth with Loki.
It was no wonder they were wroth with him, for he had let the Giant Thiassi carry off Iduna and her golden apples. One day he saw a chance to do mischief that made his heart rejoice. P. 28 was his chance to do a great mischief. Thor was away from Asgard. When he was coming back to his house he heard his name whispered. "O Sif," cried Thor, "what has happened to change you? " Thor & Sif : The Odinic Rite. The Gods and Goddesses of Odinism Copyright © 1996 The Circle of Ostara Published with the kind permission of the Circle of Ostara.
This article must not be republished or reprinted in whole or in part without their express written permission. Few of our divinities have been as much maligned by mythological compilers as Thor. There is no doubt that in the elder days he was an extremely popular god, one who was considered to be the patron of the people, a ready champion in times of trouble. This very popularity caused Snorri Sturluson and his like to go to great lengths to denigrate him.
Before Christianity, oaths were sworn on Thor’s Hammer and this symbol was worn by men and women alike as a protective talisman. Thor is being at once connected with the powers of nature and the affairs of men. Thor is depicted as being the opponent of the giants, yet it is obvious that he is a giant himself, a primal force that has somehow become part of the “evolutionary team” that shapes our people. The Goddess Sif - Norse Deity. Why is the year 994 A.D. important?
This is the year that King Olaf Trygvesson, after having brutalized King Ethelred's forces in England off the coast of Kent, and while waiting for the gold and silver payments that was Ethelred's payoff to stop the fighting, decided to go to a local fortune teller he had heard about. Said fortune teller was said to possess the gift of prophecy. According to the book The Last Apocalpse - Europe at the Year 1000 A.D. by James Reston, Jr. "Rowing off in a sea buck to the hermit's rocky retreat, Olaf asked if the prophet could foresee Olaf's futre. Would the [then] prince be successful in battle? "The prophet replied that Olaf would be a great king and to prove that his vision was correct the prophet told Olaf that he would suffer a mutiny among his men and in the ensuing fight he would be wounded and carried to his ship on his oblong shield. What do you know? Who is Sif? What She May Look Like.
Sif, Norse Goddess of the Grain. Sif the Golden-Haired.