This is an image of the Sif Mons on the planet Venus.
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Scandinavian story-tellers spoke little about goddesses, who were
rarely the chief characters of their stories. Sif was the wife of the
, the god of thunder. Sif was mostly cited for her conjugal
fidelity, which she symbolized. She bore two sons from Thor, Magni and
Modi, whose names respectively mean "strength" and "anger." The two sons'
names indicate characteristics that they inherited from their father.
Sif was also mentioned in relation to the malicious god Loki, who one day
cut Sif's long, blond tresses. When Thor discovered this, he was so angry at
Loki that he decided to punish him severely. Thor was renowned for his
extraordinary strength. He captured Loki and began to squeeze him ,threatening
to break his bones. Loki cried for mercy and promised to convince some
dwarfs to craft refined hair spun from gold which could flow
from Sif's head.
One of the volcanoes on the planet
Venus is named after the Norse goddess. Most of the planetary features of Venus are named after famous women
and goddesses pursuant to a decision of the International Astronomical
Union, the organization responsible for selecting names for all celestial
objects. The probable reason for naming the features of Venus according to
such criterion is because it's the only planet named after a goddess,
Roman goddess of love and beauty.
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