Sif - Norse Goddess of the Earth

Illustration

Celina Bebenek
by Jenny Nyström
published on 07 September 2021
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An illustration portraying Sif, a 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.

This illustration focuses on the image of Sif as being the goddess of the earth, harvest and wheat. It comes from the Swedish Edda translation published in 1893.

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Nyström, J. (2021, September 07). Sif - Norse Goddess of the Earth. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14590/sif---norse-goddess-of-the-earth/

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Nyström, Jenny. "Sif - Norse Goddess of the Earth." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified September 07, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14590/sif---norse-goddess-of-the-earth/.

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Nyström, Jenny. "Sif - Norse Goddess of the Earth." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2021. Web. 22 Sep 2021.