Norse Mythology

The Mighty Gods of the Vikings...


Norse Sea God

Also known as Njoerd, Njor, Njörðr, Njoror, 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 for a love-match by the Goddess Skadi in a footsie contest, their marriage sadly didn’t work out. He loved the sea and she preferred to live in the mountains. Such a long-distance relationship was tough to sustain when Skype and FaceTime hadn’t been invented yet.

As it happened, he found his sister much more compatible anyway. With her he produced Freya and Freyr.

Njord Facts and Figures

Name: Njord
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Njoerd, Njor, Njörðr, Njoror, Njorth

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Ocean
Area of expertise: Sea, Seas, Ocean, Oceans

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 10453

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Article last revised on September 21, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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