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The Marriage of Skade and Njord by PeKj The Marriage of Skade and Njord by PeKj

Gylfaginning

23. The third asa is he who is called Njord. He dwells in Noatun, which is in heaven. He rules the course of the wind and checks the fury of the sea and of fire. He is invoked by seafarers and by fishermen. He is so rich and wealthy that he can give broad lands and abundance to those who call on him for them. He was fostered in Vanaheim, but the vans gave him as a hostage to the gods, and received in his stead as an asa-hostage the god whose name is Honer. He established peace between the gods and vans. Njord took to wife Skade, a daughter of the giant Thjasse. She wished to live where her father had dwelt, that is, on the mountains in Thrymheim; Njord, on the other hand, preferred to be near the sea. They therefore agreed to pass nine nights in Thrymheim and three in Noatun.

But when Njord came back from the mountains to Noatun he sang this:

Weary am I of the mountains,
not long was I there,
Only nine nights.
The howl of the wolves
Methought sounded ill
To the song of the swans.

Skade then sang this:

Sleep I could not
On my sea-strand couch,
For the scream of the sea-fowl.
There wakes me,As he comes from the sea,
Every morning the mew.

Then went Skade up on the mountain, and dwelt in Thrymheim.

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fobia8 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Student Writer
Similar to Slavic goddess of winter and death, Morana and Yarilo, god of spring, sexual power, youth.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Could you tell me the story of Morana and Yarilo?
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fobia8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Writer
She was the beautiful black hair goddess who fell in love with Yarilo, the god of spring, youth, sexual power (pretty much like Freyr). He was unloyal to her, he often cheated her so Morana killed him and because of that became the goddess of Death and Winter. Whenever winter starts, its the time when Yarilo dies and her domination begin and whenever spring starts its when he is born/revived.

As goddess of winter and death, Morana is pictured as beautiful and pale young woman with either black or white wild long hair, dressed in black (death) or white(winter), sometimes pictured with wolf or vampire like fangs. Yarilo is pictured as a young handsome man with blond or light brown hair (with or without beard), he has white horse and is decorated with flowers and/or bundle of wheat. 

In some version both Morana and Yarilo are children of god Perun (something like a mix of Thor and Odin), but also married. 

www.argonauts-book.com/kresnik…

www.slavorum.org/morena-and-le…

slavicchronicles.com/mythology…

theonetruejustice.wordpress.co… -marriage story
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
Thank you. That was an interesting story. Morana also seems to have similarities to Hel (except that Hel does not have any special connection to winter). 
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fobia8 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Student Writer
Any time. :) If you want, you can do a picture of Morana and Yarilo.
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
I might do that. :)
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Blondbraid Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Very beautiful!
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Thanks
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
awesome ^^
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PeKj Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Thanks ^^
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
No problem :D
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