Germanic Mythology

The Gods of central Europe and the Anglo-Saxons...

NERTHUS

Germanic Fertility Goddess

Also known as Nerþuz, Hertha, Herta

Naked Earth Mother with an air of mystery

A German Earth Mother Goddess specializing in fertility, she is nude with naughty bits of over-generous proportions.

The ignorance surrounding her is also rather large. She is so mysterious that no-one knows anything about her except a cult so secret no-one knows anything about that either. Her secret is certainly safe with us.

As legends, hearsay, fact and fiction collided over the centuries, her legend grew ever more confusing. Is she the wife of Njord? Is she Frigg in disguide?

At some point it all got too much and she was even flipped gender to be identified with Njord, the Norse Sea God. If true, that would be a real sea change. File under huh?

Nerthus Facts and Figures

Name: Nerthus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nerþuz, Hertha, Herta

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on May 25, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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