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Traces of Skathi

Traces of Skathi

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Odin
October 2017 | Read
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 - The Jöttnar Odin Blog -


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Our new LEGEND editorial series, the Jöttnar Odin Blog, brings you expert long-form comment, insight and reflection on all aspects of mountain culture and the adventurous life. Sometimes we’ll even showcase a little photography from Odin’s own adventures. This edition of the blog is a short chronicle of his recent travels around northern Scandinavia in the search of the goddess Skathi (Skaði), the jötunn associated with skiing and mountaineering. 

 


 

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Melting ice floes near Jökulsárlón, southeast Iceland. 



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Traditional dried and salted cod (klippfisk) on outdoor racks at Henningsvær, Lofoten Islands, Norway



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A whale vertebra washed up on the beach near Stokksnes, eastern Iceland 



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Freshly-caught mackerel on the barbecue after an evening's fishing in the fjords near Lauvsnes, Norway



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A glacial lake in the wilderness of Iceland's uninhabited interior



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Heading out in glass-calm seas for a midnight fishing trip in the Lofoten Islands, Norway



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The settlement of Strøm and the islands of Aspøya and Halmøya, Flatanger, Norway



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Lone boulder under a brooding sky, northeast Iceland



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Flying into Ålesund, Norway, just before midnight



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 A boathouse on the fjord at Strøm, Flatanger, Norway



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Looking north from Dyrhólaey, southeast Iceland



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The late summer sun begins to sink below the horizon for the first time in six weeks in Norway's Lofoten Islands  



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 Evening sun blazes out from under a cloud-bank, Vestvågøya, Lofoten Islands, Norway



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Vestvågøya in the first dusk light of autumn, Lofoten Islands, Norway




Note: it has been suggested that the name of the goddess Skaði (Skathi) is linked to the origins of the modern word ‘Scandinavia’. 




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The giantess old  |  in Ironwood sat,
In the east, and bore  |  the brood of Fenrir;
Among these one  |  in monster's guise
Was soon to steal  |  the sun from the sky...

Come mighty storms:  |  would you know yet more?

 

Völuspá (40 & 41), The Poetic Edda

 


 

The next edition of the Jöttnar Odin Blog will be published soon on LEGEND

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