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NJORD

Norse Sea God

Also known as Njörðr, Njoror, Njor, Njoerd, Njorth

The original Old Man of the Sea

Nordic and Nautical, he is in charge of Fire, Wind and Sea.

He didn’t start off that way. Back in the mists of pre-Norse paganism he was apparently a female goddess of Fertility known as NERTHUS. (Although some claim she was really his sister or even a part-time hermaphrodite. Perhaps they just fancied a swap now and again.)

After being chosen by the Goddess SKADI in a footsie contest, things didn’t work out, and he found his sister much more compatible. With her he produced a whole boatload of deities, including FREYA and FREYR.

NJORD FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : NJORD
Location : Scandinavia
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Ocean
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : Njörðr, Njoror, Njor, Njoerd, Njorth
Popularity index : 14120
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Article last updated on 08 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "NJORD: God of the Sea from Norse mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 30 August 2014.

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