God of the wind and sea, father of Freyr and Freyja.
is a member of the Vanir and his home is Noatun. He
apparently had very sexy feet.
When Njord and his children were sent to live with the
Aesir as a token of peace, his sister/wife Nerthus did not accompany them because the
Aesir (hypocritically) disapproved of their incestuous marriage.
His new wife was the frost giantess Skadi. The second marriage came about strangely and was not a success.
Here's the story: As compensation for the death of her father Thjatsi (see Idun), the gods
decided to let Skadi pick a husband from among them. The
catch was that she had to pick him based only on the appearance of his
She picked Njord
by mistake, assuming his handsome feet belonged to Baldr.
The trouble started when Njord and Skadi could not
agree on where to live. Skadi lived in the mountains and was associated with skiing and hunting.
She didn't want to move into the sea, and he didn't want to live
on a mountain. They eventually split up.
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