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Sif the Golden-haired

Norse, Old: Sif, Norwegian: Siv
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Wife of Unknown father of Ullr and Thor
Mother of Ullr and Þrúðr or Thrud

Occupation: Norse Goddess with famously blonde hair, Norse Goddess with gold-coloured hair
Managed by: Gábor Balogh
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About Sif the Golden-haired

Sif

by Micha F. Lindemans

The golden-haired wife of the god Thor. There is not much known about her, except that she could originally have been a fertility goddess. Neither does she appear often in the myths.

The best know myth, however, is when Loki the Trickster sneaked into Sif's bedroom and lopped off her hair. Furious, Thor threatened to smash him unless Loki managed to replace the hair. He went to a great cave, the home of the sons of Ivaldi, and told them the reason of his journey. He then asked the dwarfs to spin gold as fine as Sif's hair and imbue it with magic that it will grow on her head. The dwarfs agreed and made a long wave of fine golden strands, which Loki gave to Sif.

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Sif

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"Sif" (1893) by Jenny Nyström.In Norse mythology, Sif (Old Norse "In-law-relationship"[1]) is a goddess with golden hair and is the wife of the god Thor. Sif is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Sif, is the wife of the god Thor and is known for her golden hair. In the Prose Edda, the euhemerized prologue details that Sif was the most beautiful of women, in Gylfaginning as the mother of the god Ullr (whose father's name is not given), and in Skáldskaparmál as once having had her hair shorn by Loki. Scholarly theories have proposed that Sif's hair represents fields of golden wheat, methods of farming, fertility, and or that she is connected to rowan. Sif Mons, a mons of the planet Venus, is named after Sif.


In Norse mythology, Sif (Old Norse "In-law-relationship") is a goddess with golden hair and is the wife of the god Thor. Sif is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Sif, is the wife of the god Thor and is known for her golden hair. In the Prose Edda, the euhemerized prologue details that Sif was the most beautiful of women, in Gylfaginning as the mother of the god Ullr (whose father's name is not given), and in Skáldskaparmál as once having had her hair shorn by Loki. Scholarly theories have proposed that Sif's hair represents fields of golden wheat, methods of farming, fertility, and/or that she is connected to rowan. Sif Mons, a mons of the planet Venus, is named after Sif.

Om Siv (Norsk)

Siv (fra norrønt Sif, «slektskap») er en åsynje i norrøn mytologi.

Siv bor med sin ektemann Tor i Bilskirne, som ligger i Trudvang. Trudvang (Þrúðvangr) betyr «styrkens bolig», og er Tors rike i Åsgard.

Siv har datteren Trud sammen med Tor. Siv er også mor til den tilsynelatende engang betydningsfulle guden Ull, men faren er ukjent. Det spekuleres hvorvidt Siv er mor til Tors sønn Mode, men det finnes ikke kilder som kan bekrefte dette. Siv er ikke mor til Magne, han er sønn av Tor og Jernsaksa.

Siv ble regnet for å være svært vakker, på lik linje med Frigg og Frøya, blant annet for håret sitt som ble sammenlignet med gull.

den femte seksjonen av Skaldskaparmål nevnes en fortelling hvor Loke kutter av Sivs hår som en ondskapsfull spøk. Da Tor oppdaget dette, tvang han Loke til å love at han skal erstatte Sivs tapte lokker med et nytt hår av gull. Loke holder løftet ved å få noen dverger kalt Ivaldis sønner til å smi et magisk hår av gull. Det har den egenskapen at det fester seg til hodet med en gang, og oppfører seg som hår skal. I tillegg til gullhåret, lagde dvergene Odins spyd, Gugne. Etter hvert som historien fortsetter, fører denne hendelsen til skapelsen av skipet Skidbladne og Frøys galte Gullinbursti, Odins magiske ring Draupnir, og Mjølner, den mektige hammeren til Tor.

Siv var så godt kjent for håret sitt at «Sivs hår» er beskrevet som en kjenning for gull i delen Skaldskaparmål i Snorre-Edda.

https://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siv_(mytologi)

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