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Skaði: Goddess of Winter Candle

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This candle, honoring the Norse goddess of winter, is made with layers of white and light blue beeswax, silver mica and anointed with balsam absolute and vanilla bourbon, clear quartz and...
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This candle, honoring the Norse goddess of winter, is made with layers of white and light blue beeswax, silver mica and anointed with balsam absolute and vanilla bourbon, clear quartz and moonstone.

Skaði lives in the highest reaches of the mountains, where the snow never melts. She’s an avid huntress, and her bow, snowshoes, and skis are her most often-mentioned attributes. She was once married to the god Njord However, their marriage was a failure; Njord couldn’t stand the cold and dreariness of the mountains, and Skadi couldn’t stand the light and noise of Njord’s home by the seashore, so the two parted ways.

The giants (or, to use a word that more properly translates their Old Norse name, the “devourers”) are predominantly forces of darkness, cold, and death. Skadi fits this description, and seems to have had particular associations with winter. Her status as a goddess by marriage, however, along with the frequency of her historical worship,seem to suggest that she has a more benevolent demeanor than most of her kin, perhaps in a capacity as a patroness of winter subsistence activities.