NORSE MYTHOLOGY

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GEFION

Norse Fertility Goddess

Also known as GEFJON

Goddess of Plants and Fertility

She’s renowned for dressing up as a beggar, disguising her four giant sons as oxen and winning a plowing contest. She then towed the land she had plowed to Denmark where it is now the island of Zealand. That’s the original Old Zealand, not newfangled New Zealand.

She could also be a cunningly disguised FRIGG, as she looks after virgins and brings good luck to marriages.

GEFION FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : GEFION
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fertility
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : GEFJON
Popularity index : 5619
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Article last updated on 15 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "GEFION: Goddess of Fertility from Norse mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 15 Jan. 2014. Web. 2 September 2014.

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