Skadi & Njord

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Friedrich Wilhelm Heine (1845-1921)
published on 08 January 2019

Artist's depiction of the Norse goddess Skadi and her husband, the god Njord, on their way to Njord's home of Nóatún. Although Skadi enjoys the mountains where she hunts and skis and Njord likes his dark, damp cave by the water, they try a compromise of living in each other’s residence for nine days at a time. However, Skadi cannot endure it and eventually leaves him for her mountain home. Made by Friedrich Wilhelm Heine (1845-1921) after an original by Friedrich Wilhelm Engelhard (1813-1902).

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