Goddess of Excellence and Skill in Battle
Divine Domains: Beer, Hunting, Speed
Favored Weapon: Bow
Sif is the gold-keeping, arrow-shooting, ale-brewing wife of Thor, the equal of any man and better than most. She is the good mother and friend of the faithful.
Married and unmarried women comprise most of Sif’s followers, though archers, farmers, and gold-seeking dwarves all maintain varying degrees of fondness for her as well. All female warriors give Sif her due as leader of the valkyries and shield maidens. She is also worshipped in Perunalia as a sister to their duchess.
Symbols and Books
Sif ’s symbol is a brace of arrows. Her priests keep no books.
Priests and Shrines
Sif ’s greatest shrine is the wooden church of Jarlshallen, a small village on a mountaintop of Vidim . Her shield maidens gather there each year for blessings, and the valkyries bless the men and women who come to her each spring before the raiding season and each fall before the giants come down from the ice and mountains. Her priestesses include prophets and oracles.
Some believe Sif is a mask of Lada in the south, though others associate her more closely with Ceres or Ninkash. She is known as Grajava the Shield Maiden among the dwarves and Skadi among the giants.
Sif is on excellent terms with followers of Thor, Lada, and Svarog. She is the unwavering enemy of Boreas, Chernobog, and Marena.
What Sif Demands
Be fierce and be faithful, and fight for what you believe in. Learn the bow and axe and spear as a warrior, or raise children to be strong and true, and do either or both with your whole heart. Stand strong in the summer and learn to bend in the winter storm. Strike down evil and practice your own excellence without ever insulting another’s skill.
Source: Midgard Worldbook by Kobold Press