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Njord

[nyawrd]
noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the god of winds, navigation, and prosperity, and the father of Frey and Freya; king of the Vanir.
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Compare Nerthus.

Origin of Njord

< Old Norse Njǫrthr; compare Latin Nerthus, a Gmc female deity described by Tacitus
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Historical Examples of njord

  • I take oath on the cross, so help me Frey and Njord and Odin!

    The Vinland Champions

    Ottilie A. Liljencrantz

  • Njord was married to the Yotun woman, Skade, but was again separated from her.

    The Story of Norway

    Hjalmar H. Boyesen

  • Njord is ruler of the sea, and can raise storms and calm the waves at his pleasure.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for njord

Njord

Njorth (njɔːθ)

noun
  1. Norse myth the god of the sea, fishing, and prosperity
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