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To Skadhi

Hail to Skadhi, fair daughter of Thiazi,
strong-willed battle-maiden, bright bride of Njord,
mistress of Thrudheim, mountain-dwelling goddess,
warrior, huntress, unrivaled bow-woman.
Skadhi, in the northern lands we see you
always--even in the heat of summer
you never leave us, remaining always
in shadowy forests, in cold mountain streams,
in clear, cold nights, stars shining bright as jewels.
When the days grow bitter cold as well;
when the trees become brilliant with color,
their hues deceptively warm; when thoughts turn
to storing food, to gathering fuel,
to the fevered hunt to come--then, Skadhi,
do we know your strength in true, do we feel
your full force, do we enter your realm
of ashen frosts and shrill winds, of slick-iced paths
and waist-deep banks of snow, of long dark nights
by the fire, brutal storms raging and moaning
against the door. Skadhi, blood of giants,
child of discord, the choice to go within
the gates, to seize the world of order,
was given you. Wergild you took,
as fitting, as right; a husband you took,
joining with the clan of gods, with Asgard.
Goddess of our lands, goddess of our hearts,
we call to you! Hail to skillful Skadhi!

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raistlynn
Oct. 5th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Hail Skadhi!
hearthstone
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Hail!
hagazusa
Oct. 5th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
Guess what I'm going to say! Just guess!

Please post on heathen_goddess? :D
hearthstone
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
All righty :)!
forest_breath
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
I love this! I have been drawn to Skaði lately and this was a nice surprise in reading my friend's list today.

Thanks!
hearthstone
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
ardgruntler
Oct. 6th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Thank you:)
hearthstone
Oct. 8th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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