Njordr

 God of the Sea, Merchants and Commerce

 Colour- Deep green, Teal blue and Black

 

Animals- Sea Birds, Fish, Whales

Rune- Laguz

“The third among the Aesir is he that is called Njordr: he dwells in heaven, in the abode called Nóatún. He rules the course of the wind, and stills sea and fire; on him shall men call for voyages and for hunting. He is so prosperous and abounding in wealth, that he may give them great plenty of lands or of gear; and him shall men invoke for such things -” Prose Edda.

The name Njordr means ‘Power or ‘Force.’ Although originally of the Vanir, he is an honorary member of the Aesir after being given as a hostage to them along with his twins, son Freyr and daughter Freyja after the Aesir-Vanir war. He is husband to his sister wife Nerthus, the mother of the twins and also later has 9 children with his future wife the Jotun Goddess Skadi. He has the power to calm both the seas and fires and can always be invoked by sailors and fishermen.

 

He rules in the area known as Noatun meaning ‘Ship enclosure,’ found in the realm of Asgardr in what is described as a high timbered hall. He later however spends alternating nine nights between here and his wife Skadi’s mountain home of Thyrmheimr in Jotunheimr, being as they both dislike the others location.

 

When Skadi’s father was killed by the Aesir she was allowed to choose a husband from among the Aesir. She was allowed to pick a new husband but only by their feet. She picked Njordr mistaking his beautiful feet for those of Baldr’s. She was initially disappointed but later grew to love Njordr and his kindness and stability.

 

Even amongst the Aesir he is considered a rich and prosperous God and can grant his followers and all who seek his aid wealth in both land and possessions. He is one of the survivors of Ragnarok