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Brewer's: Frey

Son of Nird, the Van. He was the Scandinavian god of fertility and peace, and the dispenser of rain. Frey was the patron god of Sweden and Iceland, he rode on the boar Gullinbursti, and his sword was self-acting. (See Gerda.)

Nird was not of the sir. He, with his son and daughter, presided over the sea, the clouds, the air, and water generally. They belonged to the Vanir.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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