skadi is a jotun and goddess, associated with winter, hunting, skiing, and mountains. she married the god njord as part of the compensation given by the gods for killing her father, thiazi. however, their marriage was not a happy one. skadi wanted to live in thrymheim, her father’s stronghold in the mountains. njord wanted to live in noatun, his hall near the sea. since both were ill-suited for the other’s home, the couple agreed to live separately.