Sigyn is a goddess in the Norse pantheon and is referred to as an Ásynjur (an Aesir goddess). She is associated with patience and loyalty. In the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, she is said to wait patiently by her husband, Loki, while is is bound and restrained in captivity.

She is also the mother of Vali and Nari (sometimes also spelled Narfi). When Loki is bound in the underground cave by the other gods for killing Baldur, his son with Sigyn, Vali, is turned into a wolf who then kills Nari, his other son. Nari’s entrails are used to bind Loki in place, after which they harden to iron.

Her patience is demonstrated by holding a bowl over Loki’s face to collect the drops of venom from a venomous snake which has been suspended over him. As the bowl fills with venom, she must move it away to empty it, which causes some drops of venom to fall on Loki’s face, and he writhes in pain, leading to terrible earthquakes.

She is also considered gentle and compassionate.

Correspondences of Sigyn:

Color: Green, Blue, White, Silver

Zodiac: unknown

Associations: banishing, commitment, compassion, fidelity, forgiveness, Imbolc, loyalty, marriage, sacrifice, strength, victory, Yule

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