The Scandinavian sea-god. He was not one of the &AEsir;
Niörd's son was Frey (the fairy of the clouds), and his daughter was
Freyja. His home was Noatun. Niörd was not a sea-god, like Neptune,
but the Spirit of water and air. The Scandinavian Neptune was &AEgir;,
whose wife was Skadi.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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