Encyclopedia > Sif

  Article Content


In Norse mythology, Sif ("relative") is a goddess of the Aesir, wife of Thor and mother of Thrud and Ull, as well as Magni and Modi. By a different man, she was the mother of Ull.

She owns golden hair that grows like natural ones, made by the dwarves called "sons of Ivaldi[?]" (Dvalin). Loki cut Sif's hair as a joke, but when Thor found this out he was forced to promise that he would have had golden hair made by the dark elves[?]. This episode is used by Loki to taunt Sif, and, indirectly Thor, in Lokasenna.

He succeded in having such hair made, as well as Freyr's ship Skidbladnir and Odin's spear Gungni, all made by the same dwarf Dvalin.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Sanskrit language

... and scholarship, and it had locally varied spoken forms (Prakrits) such as Pali and Ardhamagadhi[?]. There are several times more documents preserved in Sanskrit than in ...

This page was created in 26.8 ms