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.

Attributes Edit

God PowerEdit

  • 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.


Myth UnitEdit

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


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.

Major and minor gods in Age of Mythology
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AthenaIcon Athena
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AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo
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AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera
HephaestusIcon Hephaestus
ArtemisIcon Artemis
Egyptian RaIcon Ra
IsisIcon Isis
SetIcon Set
BastIcon Bast
PtahIcon Ptah
AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor
SekhmetIcon Sekhmet
NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris
HorusIcon Horus
ThothIcon Thoth
Norse ThorIcon Thor
OdinIcon Odin
LokiIcon Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja
HeimdallIcon Heimdall
ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi
BragiIcon Bragi
NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr
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HelIcon Hel
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ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui
HeBoIcon He Bo
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