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Njord

Njord

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Njord Photos

    The Storm-Maker
    Making some storms with a bag of wind. Don't try this at home! [17th-century Icelandic manuscript, 1680]


    A Day by the Sea
    Hanging out in my favorite spot. And I'm ready to go out boating with my trusty oar. [From Erik Sander, trans., The Poetic Edda, Fredrik Sander, ed., 1913 [1893]. Published by Project Runeberg at http://runeberg.org/eddan]


    My Marriage: Part 1
    Big mistake agreeing to live in the mountains with my wife. Those stupid wolves woke me up every night! [W.G. Collingwood, "Njörd's Desire of the Sea," in The Elder or Poetic Edda, Olive Bray, ed. and trans., 1908, p. 271]


    Going Home!
    Here, Skadi and I are headed back to my seaside home, Nóatún. Whew! Those nine months in the mountains felt like nine millennia! (We're arguing about it, of course.) [Njörðr and Skaði on the way to Njörðr's home Nóatún by Friedrich Wilhelm Heine, 1882]


    My Marriage: Part 2
    I thought that living by the sea would put an end to my marriage troubles, but the song of the gulls woke Skadi up early every morning. And a tired wife is not a happy wife. [Skadi's Desire of the Mountains by W.G. Collingwood, 1908]


    Official Portrait
    Here's the official portrait that's hanging in my great hall in Nóatún. Portraitists do strange things sometimes, like, um, giving people wings. [In G. Gropius, Die Helden und Götter des Nordens, oder das Buch der sagen, 1832]


    Frey's Lovesickness
    I was pretty concerned when my son spent all his time crying over the giantess Gerd. Here, Skirnir and I are trying to get to the bottom of his troubles. [The Lovesickness of Frey by W.G. Collingwood, 1908]


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