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Origin and Meaning
Old Norse skaði = 'scathe, harm, damage' and 'loss' and 'death'
Skaði is the name of a goddess (goddess of earth, winter and skiing) in the Norse mythology:
Skaði is a mountain giantess, the daughter of Þjazi. When the gods had killed her father, Skaði went to Asgarðr to take revenge but then she agreed to marry Njǫrðr instead and they lived in Manheimr. The couple separated later because Njǫrðr wanted to live at the sea while Skaði loved the mountains. Later, she married Óðinn.
Her name can be found in many Nordic place names, such as e.g. Skadevid, Skadelunda, Skadaland, Skea etc. and there is a theory that the name of Scandinavia derives from an Old Norse place name *Skaðin-awjo which means Skaði's eyes. In other languages, the transcription Skadi and the transliterations Skadhi and Skathi are used.
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No recent statistics trend found in databases for Skaði.
- ↑ Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
- ↑ Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no