Skaði kýs sér mann ásum 2019. 190 x 120 cm. 2012

Skaði picks a husband among the gods

Now Skaði, the daughter of the giant Þjassi, took helm and birnie and all weapons of war and proceeded to Ásgard, to avenge her father. The Æsir, however, offered her reconciliation and atonement: the first article was that she should choose for herself a husband from among the Æsir and choose by the feet only, seeing no more of him. Then she saw the feet of one man, passing fair, and said: “I choose this one: in Baldr little can be loathly.” But that was Njördr of Nóatún.

En Skaði dóttir Þjaza jötuns, tók hjálm ok brynju ok öll hervápn ok ferr til Ásgarðs at hefna föður síns. En æsir buðu henni sætt ok yfirbætr ok it fyrsta, at hon skal kjósa sér mann af ásum ok kjósa at fótum ok sjá ekki fleira af. Þá sá hon eins manns fætr forkunnarfagra ok mælti: “Þenna kýs ek. Fátt mun ljótt á Baldri.”En þat var Njörðr ór Nóatúnum.