Friday, 11 January 2013
The Power of Skadi
In Germanic and Scandinavian mythology, there is a goddess named Skadi. She's one of the Jotunn, a race of gods who are called Frost Giants. She was "the shining bride of the gods", Her name is also pronounced Skade and Skathi. One of the moon's of planet Saturn is called Skathi, named after Skadi.
As I mentioned in previous posts about Skadi, She is a goddess of ice and snow, and her prehistoric name links with Kali and Shakti energy, the primal feminine and the esoteric wisdom of the cosmos. In Greek mythology, a lesser known goddess of snow, Chione, the daughter of a winter god named Boreas.
Skadi is one of the universal White Goddesses, imho, who represents winter, the cold, snow, ice and frost. Even more. She represents the mountains and time itself. Like the Is rune (ice), she's able to stop time and prevents the flow of water. Basically she stops chaos. She's a symbol of ice and Ice itself is a frozen aspect of life. She's immortal and beyond time. She can time travel. And other Frost Giants are symbolic of that great phase when everything appears to stop, winter and snow.
Winter and snow is also about the North Pole, and the Arctic. Once legend has it that people lived near or at the arctic before the pole shift. Skadi is a message from Atlantis ("A Land of Ice" according to the Bock Saga) or from beyond time. She's at the centre of the wheel, disc, solar energy and moon activity.
Central to the myth of Skadi being a sporting goddess of hunting and skiing, She is actually a cosmic being, a frost giantess and ice goddess who appears in fairytales and dreams, and She is both a destroyer and mother. Skadi appears as both the cold "Snow Queen" and the immortal "Snow-White" of the favourite traditional fairytales.
Skadi is a princess of ice, the keeper of time and the daughter of the North Pole god (frost giant Thiazi, who is the equivalent of Boreas the bringer of north wind and snow who fathered Chione, Skadi's sister).
I should mention here "Diamonds are a girl's best friend", as a diamond is a rock associated with ice and snow. It's the hardest stone on Earth, and an immortal object that resembles an icicle shard. Another name for the precious stone of diamond is called "ice". Diamonds are loved, especially by women in a spiritual way because of its invincibility, beauty and timelessness. Diamonds are expensive but also they represent the heart of the Earth, the soul of the goddess including Skadi. When most people make Mother Earth into the form of a woman, they clothe Her in flowers and leaves. I believe She wears an armour of diamonds! Skadi also is characterised with diamonds.
Skadi is a goddess of the Earth and Sky, stars and moons. She's a guardian of time and wisdom. She knows the secrets of immortality, time travel, human origins, Atlantis, UFO's and also the ice dragon species. Skadi, Skade, Skathi, Shakti (female energy expressed in Shakti Moon), Sky, Ski, Skate (ice dance). The goddess Skadi is a divine energy force that women can tap into. Some women have learned meditation and yoga to find this power. The feeling of Shakti is the also the power of Skadi. She cuts off the physical, metal and spiritual chaos within and She places ice diamond armour energy around you, which is unbreakable and tough. This needs practice and learning. It can also be achieved through:
Runic yoga and mediation
Skadi is an ice goddess and Her energy soothes anger and pain.
She can (if one's belief is so high) slow down the ageing process.
This is one of the powerful goddesses, whose energy is ice.
The image used on this post is "Valhalla" by J.Bowser.