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(Norse mythology) wife of Thor and guardian of the home
A goddess, the wife of Thor.
Origin: sif "kindred, kinswoman".
In Norse mythology, Sif is a goddess associated with earth. Sif is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, and in the poetry of skalds. In both the Poetic Edda and the Prose Edda, Sif is the wife of the god Thor and is known for her golden hair. In the Prose Edda, Sif is named as the mother of the goddess Þrúðr by Thor and of Ullr with a father whose name is not recorded. The Prose Edda also recounts that Sif once had her hair shorn by Loki, and that Thor forced Loki to have a golden headpiece made for Sif, resulting in not only Sif's golden tresses but also five other objects for other gods. Scholars have proposed that Sif's hair may represent fields of golden wheat, that she may be associated with fertility, family, wedlock and/or that she is connected to rowan, and that there may be an allusion to her role or possibly her name in the Old English poem Beowulf.
Translations for SIF
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to separate by passing through a sieve etc
Sift the flour before making the cake.
- يُنَخِّل، يُغَرْبِلArabic
- peneirarPortuguese (BR)
- غربال كردنFarsi
- 체로 거르다Korean
- sikte, sileNorwegian
- غربال كردنPersian
- غلبيلول، پروېزل: چاڼول: چڼل: په غور پلټل، دوړولPashto
- a cerneRomanian
- sålla, siktaSwedish
- elekten geçirmek, elemekTurkish
- 過篩Chinese (Trad.)
- сіяти, просіватиUkrainian
- چھنی سے چھانناUrdu
- rây, giầnVietnamese
- 过筛Chinese (Simp.)
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