With the grain harvest underway already in some parts around South Australia, the Norse Goddess of the Grain, Sif, often comes to mind around this time of the year.
The drinking horn is filled and empowered
Who offer toasts as they drink from the horn.
To Sif who feeds the people of the land
To Sif’s husband who protects the farmers ...
(“Drunk on the Mead of Inspiration" by Jim Davis)
Little information remains today despite her being one of the Aesir, the Gods of the Norse sky. What does come down to us about Sif tends to stem from the Poetic Edda, which was compiled in the 13th century from earlier sources, as well as the Prose Edda written by Icelander historian, poet, and politician Snorri Sturluson (also dated to the 13th century).