The giantess Skadi is the Norse goddess of winter. She is also associated with hunting and skiing. When her father is slain by the gods, Skadi straps on her armor and weapons and heads to Asgard, home of the gods, to avenge his death.
To appease her rage, the gods offer Skadi gold, which she refuses. Instead, she demands a god for a husband. The gods agree, but on the condition that she makes her choice by gazing at their feet. Skadi choose the most graceful feet, believing them to belong to the young and beautiful Baldur. But she has chosen Njord.
After they are married, Njord and Skadi want to live in their respective homelands, and so agree to separate.