‘Njord god of the sea’. (Deriv.)

Njord: The Tumultuous Marriage of a Norse God of the Sea and a Goddess Giantess

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A drawing of Njord and Skadi.

A drawing of Njord and Skadi. (helgath/ Deviant Art )

Shrines and Temples to a Sea God

Despite there being few surviving stories about Njord, he was a popular deity who was widely worshipped by the Norse. This is perhaps not surprising, considering that the Norse were a seafaring people, thus making him a particularly important god. This is evident, for instance, in some written sources which state that many temples and shrines were erected for the worship of Njord.

An illustration of the Norse god Njörðr, from an Icelandic 17th century manuscript.

An illustration of the Norse god Njörðr, from an Icelandic 17th century manuscript. ( Public Domain )

Top image: ‘Njord god of the sea’. (Deriv.) Source: Emiroth/ Deviant Art

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