Impulsive Skadi

Skadi is Identified When Named as Cause of Drought on Krater from Vulci, Italy

(Nov. 23 2022) The identification of Skadi is provided by the front side of a krater from Vulci, Italy found in 1833. He is shown on the left. At this time the Greek style of writing from left to rite was starting to influence Druid texts.  Names, labels, and commands are starting to be written in the Greek writing direction of right to left.  (Photo: French National Library Number: De Ridder.920)

Skadi in Tomb of Orcus 1 shown with the added powers of wings and axe. 

(Nov. 23, 2022) The wings indicate he is a middle layer power in the Ancient Pagan Paradigm while the axe is for cutting the life threads of the network. His skin has a bluish tint representing the color of death.   (Photo by Steingräber 2006 via Guerriero, Aug. 2015)
Krater with Etruscan text showing demon Skadi on far right threatening a couple with an angry snake.
Krater showing demon Skadi on far right threatening a couple with an angry snake. Some Etruscan graffiti was scratched above the snake  and on either side of the “V” on the opposite side. The couple is that of the life goddess Ayu identified by her snake skin hat and a god (probably a life god) identified by his tiara. Together they represent the coherence of motion powers with life powers with that coherence being threatened by the demons. This krater found in 1844 at the Etruscan port city of Vulci. (Photo: French National Library Number: De Ridder.918)

Etruscan 1844 Skadi Krater from Vulci, Italy Illustrates an Attack on the Coherence of Life and Motion Powers

(Sept. 21, 2022) The krater on the left shows the demon Skadi on far right threatening a dancing couple representing the coherence of life and motion powers with an angry snake. To the right of the couple is another demon with an axe ready to cut links out of the life network. 

Some graffiti was scratched above the snake  and on either side of the “V” on the opposite side. The dancing couple are the life goddess Ayu identified by her snake skin hat and some god identified by his tiara.

Right Text Above Snake

  1. Constant anger is not from omens

Left Text

  1. (leftmost) The sky-shell lacks openings. Expectations will not bring the flow (of fertility fluids) : Revelations (of life forms) are nourished by that : Ayu makes stormy the life-powers : Su does not bring lack. The divine-state requires nourishing life-powers. 
  2.  Motion-powers deplete the fabric (network represented by goddess Ayu)

This text is blaming the motion powers for a drought and blaming emotion magic rituals for not being an effective cure. "Expectations" are generated by emotion magic rituals and these rituals were being done to push the fertility fluids through the life network represented by the goddess Ayu. The astrological motion powers represented by the full moon god Su are not being blamed. The cure for the drought is from supporting the life powers of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm.

Side 1 of another krater from Vulci found in 1833 showing demon Skadi in the left center, without wings, acting innocent towards a lady. The text states he has treachery on his mind. (Photo: French National Library Number: De Ridder.920)

Front Side of 1833 Etruscan Skadi Krater from Vulci   

(Feb 9, 2023) Front side of this krater shows a scene illustrating treachery with the demon Skadi in the middle. 

Right Text (Med 22.1)

Translation in Akkadian 

(read right to left. Capital letters on pot. Inner vowels inferred)
  1. Gi Emu. Azu Lalu A

In English

  1. Energy is supervising. The association is guaranteeing that.

Left Text in Front of Skadi (Med 22.2)

Translation in Akkadian 

(read right to left. Capital letters on pot. Inner vowels inferred)
  1. SaRu Ne'u YAu (Med 22.2.1)
  2. Iku DaMu Ku (Med 22.2.2)
  3. Bu A Zu (Med 22.2.3)

In English

  1. The Impulsive-one (Skadi) is affecting Yahu (YA)
  2. The irrigated-field (life network) is involved with blood
  3. These nourishments (blood) are being emitted  

Back Side of 1833 Etruscan Skadi Krater

(Feb 9, 2023) This scene shows Skadi standing over an execution.

Translation in Akkadian (Med 22.3)

(read right to left. Capital letters on pot. Inner vowels inferred) 
  1. (right) Ša  ADi  Y (Med 22.3.1)
  2. (left) Zu  APu  Y  A (Med 22.3.2)

In English as Sentences

  1. Similar-one is not observing
  2. Emissions are not veiling this

Characteristics of these Names When Viewed as Spirit Beings

(name letters are read left to right)
  1. ŠADI - Impulsive, Non-observant (Impulsive-one)
  2. AIPAZ - Naked violence

Previous to now, Skadi was only known from Old Norse texts as skaði.

Stahl's Ear 1

Formally this was a fairly common occurrence which is now corrected in infancy. How it became associated with impulsiveness on Skadi is not known.

Stahl's Ear 2

Formally this was a fairly common occurrence which is now corrected in infancy. How it became associated with impulsiveness on Skadi is not known.
Fresco from the assembly hall of the University of Goteborg opened in 1907. It was painted by Nils Asplund (1874-1958). In it, the god Heimdall blesses man with the tools of culture and agriculture. Above his throne, engraved with Eddic verse, the ash Yggdrasill rises.  The scene is derived from the mythological works of Swedish poet and polymath Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895)
Yggdrasill: Akkadian IG.G.DR.SL.L meaning "Fate energy formation without Selu (Selene)." Yggdrasill was the ash tree holding together the universe. Its Akkadian meaning shows it defined the fate of the universe with a magical motion energy not associated with the glowing sparks of life from the life source goddess Selu who is known from Greek sources as Selene.

How some modern Pagans connect with Skadi as reported by Jacob Toddson.

Akkadian Meanings of Germanic/Nordic Deities

Original Æsir (Life Power) Deities

  • Æsir: Akkadian ASR meaning "Encloser" or "Enclosed Ones." Encloser is an epithet for the life manifestation goddess Ashur. This class represents the life powers associated with the womb (the enclosed region).  In Druid texts over their whole history the life powers are often in conflict with the magical motion/emotion powers represented in Nordic culture by the Jotun.

Original Æsir gods are: 
  1. Odin: Akkadian AD.N meaning "Observer of revelations" 
  2. Baldr: Akkadian BL.DR meaning "Constrainer of forms"
  3. Heim.dallr: realm of DL.LR meaning realm of "Water-bringer diverters"
  4. Váli: Akkadian W.L meaning "Crimper of lack." (Life power). This is also a dwarf
  5. Ullr: Akkadian UL.LR meaning "Imagineer's diversions" Imagineer is the life power source god who creates the invisible images.
  6. Forseti: Akkadian UR.ST meaning "Dawn's portions" 

Motion Power Gods Later Assigned to the Æsir Before the Battle with the Motion Powers.

  1. Thorr: Akkadian ṬR.R meaning "Impression's eagle-vulture." Impressions are conscious impressions representing magical emotion/motion powers while eagle-vultures edit the life network, that is, cull the threads to cause death.
  2. Víðarr: Akkadian W.ṬR.R meaning "Crimper of impression's eagle-vultures" (Thor's opponent)
  3. Höðr: Akkadian ḪṬ.R meaning "Alarm's eagle-vultures"
  4. Týr: Akkadian T.IR meaning "Magic's astrological-powers"
  5. Bragi: Akkadian BR.G meaning " Seer's energizer"

Eagle-vultures are normally associated with the life powers because they edit the life network. But they can also be assigned to edit other things but their cross  function is why their class assignments could be confused.

Vanir Class (Emotion/Motion Powers)

  • Vanir: Akkadian W.NR meaning "crimpers of cullings." or "restrictors of the cullings." The Eddic poems only explicitly mention Njörðr, Freyr and Freyja as being of the Vanir. After a war between the Vanir and Aesir they became Aesir

  1. Njörðr: Akkadian N.IR.ṬR meaning "Revealer of the astrological-power's impressions
  2. Skaði:  (Meaning "Impulsive one.") Skadi has a unique linguistic history and so is not actually listed as Vanir because her name in this culture cannot be directly translated from Akkadian because of the sound change of the letter ð from /d/ to /th/ when used inside words (it became /d/ again in English. Yet this word is found on Etruscan pottery. Skadi as a wife of Njörðr and mother of Freyr and Freyja must be Vanir)
  3. Freyr: Akkadian UR.IR meaning "Dawn's astrological-powers" (male)
  4. Freyja: Akkadian UR.YY meaning "Dawn's pain" (female)

The pain in "Dawn's pain" is an emotion and opponent to Dawn which integrates magical motion powers with the life powers.

The Nordic Prose Edda (section 23) says this about Njörðr (Nyorthr or Njordr):

XXIII. "The third among the Æsir is he that is called Njördr: he dwells in heaven, in the abode called Nóatún. He rules the course of the wind, and stills sea and fire; on him shall men call for voyages and for hunting. He is so prosperous and abounding in wealth, that he may give them great plenty of lands or of gear; and him shall men invoke for such things. Njördr is not of the race of the Æsir: he was reared in the land of the Vanir, but the Vanir delivered him as hostage to the gods, and took for hostage in exchange him that men call HÅnir; he became an atonement between the gods and the Vanir. Njördr has to wife the woman called Skadi, daughter of Thjazi the giant. 
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Skadi (Compare this Skadi with the Etruscan version)

Skadi would fain dwell in the abode which her father had had, which is on certain mountains, in the place called Thrymheimr; but Njördr would be near the sea. They made a compact on these terms: they should be nine nights in Thrymheimr, but the second nine at Nóatún. But when Njördr came down from the mountain back to Nóatún, he sang this lay:
Loath were the hills to me, | I was not long in them,    Nights only nine;To me the wailing of | wolves seemed ill,    After the song of swans.
Then Skadi sang this:
Sleep could I never | on the sea-beds,    For the wailing of waterfowl;He wakens me, | who comes from the deep--    The sea-mew every morn.
Then Skadi went up onto the mountain, and dwelt in Thrymheimr. And she goes for the more part on snowshoes and with a bow and arrow, and shoots beasts; she is called Snowshoe-Goddess or Lady of the Snowshoes. So it is said:
Thrymheimr't is called, | where Thjazi dwelt,    He the hideous giant;But now Skadi abides, | pure bride of the gods,    In her father's ancient freehold.
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  • Thrymheimr: Akkadian ṬR.IM. meaning "Impressions of emotions" so the whole word means "realm of emotional feelings." These were the source of motion magic.

Freyr, and Freyja - Children of Njördr and Skadi

XXIV. "Njördr in Nóatún begot afterward two children: the son was called Freyr, and the daughter Freyja; they were fair of face and mighty. Freyr is the most renowned of the Æsir; he rules over the rain and the shining of the sun, and therewithal the fruit of the earth; and it is good to call on him for fruitful seasons and peace. He governs also the prosperity of men. But Freyja is the most renowned of the goddesses; she has in heaven the dwelling called Fólkvangr,[1] and wheresoever she rides to the strife, she has one-half of the kill, and Odin half, as is here said:
Fólkvangr 't is called, | where Freyja rules    Degrees of seats in the hall;Half the kill | she keepeth each day,    And half Odin hath.
Her hall Sessrúmnir[2] is great and fair. When she goes forth, she drives her cats and sits in a chariot; she is most conformable to man's prayers, and from her name comes the name of honor, Frú, by which noblewomen are called. Songs of love are well-pleasing to her; it is good to call on her for furtherance in love."
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