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Deities associated with ice

Discussion in 'Paganism DIR' started by Marble, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Marble

    Marble Rolling Marble

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    Does someone know any deities associated with ice?
    Many old religions have gods or goddesses associated with water, but I have been unable to find an ice-deity.
    I thought perhaps the old Finnish religion or the Inuit might have an ice-deity?
     
  2. chinu

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    When the water deities visit some very cool places in the universe like: Mars etc..., they transform into ice deities, and when they visit some very hot places like; mercury etc.. they transform into steam deities. :D

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    Chinu
     
  3. Breathe

    Breathe Hostis humani generis

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    Have you considered searching deities of cold, snow, and winter?
     
  4. Marble

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    That's a useful hint, thank you very much. :)
    I searched for ice deities only, a bit too narrow as I realize now.
     
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    kiwimac Brother Napalm of God's Love

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    Odin, Thor, Freya et al.
     
  6. Marble

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    Isn't Thor a god of thunder rather than ice?
     
  7. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    There certainly are, in Norse mythology:

    Skaldi, the Giantess wife of Njord and deity of ice and snow

    and

    Ull (though he is much lesser known), the god of ice and snow, as well as hunters and archery.
     
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    Thank you for this information.
    I also found:
    - Boreas, god of the north wind (Greek)
    - Orithyia, goddess of cold mountain winds (Greek)
    - Himavat, personification of the Himalaya (Hindu)
    - Ngeshtin-ana, goddess of wine and cold seasons (Sumerian)
    - Marzanna, goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares (Slavic)
     
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    There's also Cailleach Bheur. She's an ancient Goddess of the pre-Celtic people of Ireland. In parts of Britain she was the Goddess of winter.
     
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