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Njord

[nyawrd] /nyɔrd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
the god of winds, navigation, and prosperity, and the father of Frey and Freya; king of the Vanir.
Compare Nerthus.
Origin of Njord
< Old Norse Njǫrthr; compare Latin Nerthus, a Gmc female deity described by Tacitus
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  • I take oath on the cross, so help me Frey and Njord and Odin!

    The Vinland Champions Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
  • Njord is ruler of the sea, and can raise storms and calm the waves at his pleasure.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • Njord was married to the Yotun woman, Skade, but was again separated from her.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • The Yotun Aeger rules over the towering waves, and lashes them into fury, until Njord again curbs them and bids them be still.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • Frey, the son of Njord, rules over the seasons, and gives peace and good crops.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • She is the daughter of Njord, and was forsaken by her husband Odd, and is ever hoping for his return.

    The Story of Norway Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  • On Svea's throne he was followed by Njord, the progenitor of the race of Ynglings.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
  • Njord died on a bed of sickness, and before he died made himself be marked for Odin with the spear-point.

  • Both these names are applied among the gods to Njord alone as the god of navigation, commerce, and wealth.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
  • In reference to wealth compare the phrase audigr sem Njrdr—rich as Njord.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3 Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
British Dictionary definitions for Njord

Njord

/njɔːd/
noun
1.
(Norse myth) the god of the sea, fishing, and prosperity
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