Sif Art Print
Sif Art Print
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Sif Art Print

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Free Worldwide Shipping, shipped from Estonia
Printed on high-quality matte photo paper
Comes with an info sheet on the deity

Sif. Goddess of the harvest autumn bread and of food for the family as well as of family gatherings and provisions.
Sif’s hair is thought to represent golden grain crops ready for harvest and the golden leaves of the fall season. She is envisioned as the embodiment of the crops reaching upward to her sky-god husband Thor who’s summer storms reach down and fertilize her.

The most famous tale about her features her hair. The trickster god Loki shaves her head and absconds with her hair. Throughout the stories Loki is often a jealous god. Although he himself is described as comely and charismatic he is envious of gods who are beautiful and well-liked. While asleep he creeps into their bedchamber and shears off Sif’s crowning glory.

The act is a violation and an outrage and Loki is almost killed for it. He scarcely evades this fate by gifting the goddess an unparalleled replacement for her shorn hair through wheeling and dealing with two clans of dwarfs.

To sweeten the deal and assure his forgiveness Loki throws in five more magic wonders establishing the six treasures of the gods: Sif’s golden wig Mjölnir (Thor’s hammer) Skíðblaðnir (Freyr’s ship) Gungnir (Óðin’s spear) Gullinbursti (Freyr’s boar) and Draupnir (Óðin’s ring). Sif’s wig is made by the dwarfs from strands of actual gold which sparkle and shine more brilliantly than her own golden hair and the strands are described as flowing like water. The hair piece makes her more beautiful than ever and the wig multiplies itself and grows strands of hair-like gold all on it’s own just as if it was Sif’s natural hair.

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