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This article is about the goddess in Age of Mythology. For the goddess in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Skadi (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Heroic Age through the Vengeance of Skadi.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Skadi is a Heroic Age Norse minor goddess. She is available to worshipers of Thor and Odin.


God power[]

  • FrostIcon Frost: Temporarily freezes enemy units in the area of casting. Grants the affected units 99% hack, pierce and crush armor, essentially making them invulnerable for the duration of the God Power.


  • WinterHarvest Winter Harvest: Increases Farm gather rates by 20%.
  • Rime Rime: Frost Giants gain +20% attack and +33% hit points.
  • HuntressAxe Huntress Axe: Throwing Axemen gain +20% attack.

Myth unit[]

  • FrostGiantIcon Frost Giant: Powerful unit that can freeze enemies with its breath attack.

Technology tree[]

God power
Frost Giant
Ox cart
Ox Cart
Winter Harvest
Longhouse icon
Huntress Axe


Skadi brings mostly defensive benefits plus an economic technology. She increases Throwing Axeman attack, which makes these units better at attacking and defending (especially against other infantry). As it is slow, Skadi's myth unit, the Frost Giant, is best used defensively, to weaken an attacking army. The attack should be targeted at powerful enemies when possible. Her God Power, Frost, can also be used defensively – typically this will be in an emergency when a player needs time to counter the now-frozen attackers. The power can also be used to stop a defending army in its tracks allowing the player to attack with impunity.

Skadi's economic benefit is Winter Harvest. This increases food production and is a rare bonus for the Norse.


She was the goddess of winter from whom Scandinavia takes its name, and a hunter who used a bow. She was the daughter of the giant Thiazi. When Thiazi was killed by the gods, she marched on Asgard to exact revenge. Fearing the contest with the goddess of winter, the god of Asgard offered to put her father's eyes into heaven as stars and allow her a god for a husband. She had to choose her mate by examining feet only, and hoped to select Baldr. She chose Njord, a god of the sea, instead, guessing the feet incorrectly. They were not suited for each other and eventually separated. Some say she married Ull, the god of skiing and archery, and others say she bore Odin several sons.


Gods in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons