Sif- Norse Goddess with Golden Hair

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Unknown Artist
published on 07 September 2021
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An illustration portraying Sif, a golden-haired goddess in the Norse pantheon. She was associated with earth but was married to Thor, the god of the sky and thunder. Sif is a relatively little-known figure who appears mainly in the Poetic Edda from the 13th century. She is most well known from the story about her hair being deceitfully cut off by the trickster Loki. Thor coerced Loki to compensate Sif for this prank. As a result of this, Loki gave her the golden headpiece made by drafts.

The image appears in a book by James Baldwin titled School Reading By Grades: Fourth Year that was published around 1897.

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Artist, U. (2021, September 07). Sif- Norse Goddess with Golden Hair. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14589/sif--norse-goddess-with-golden-hair/

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Artist, Unknown. "Sif- Norse Goddess with Golden Hair." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 07, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14589/sif--norse-goddess-with-golden-hair/.

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Artist, Unknown. "Sif- Norse Goddess with Golden Hair." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2021. Web. 22 Sep 2021.