Scathach – (Irish/Scottish) A mysterious figure from the tales of CúChulainn, she trains the young hero in all of the arts of war which she knows. Her name means “Shadow”, and she may be the same figure as the Norse Skaði. See Skadi.

Skadi, Skaði, Sceaðu – (Norse) A goddess of winter, mountains, the hunt and protection, she is said to be the daughter of the giant Thjazi. When she seeks compensation for the death of her father, the Æsir trick her into marrying Njord. Their natures, however, are incompatible, and they part amicably. UPG says that she took the god Ullr as lover afterward. See Scathach.