Norse god of peace, fertility, rain, and sun, one of a group of fertility deities called Vanir. The son of Njörd and brother of Freyja, he was especially venerated in pre-Christian Sweden, where he was considered the progenitor of the royal line. The best-known story about him told of his love and lust for the giantess Gerd, who was wooed and won for him by his servant. His worship was believed to bring good weather and great wealth.
Significance: myth, Germanic religion and mythology, Aesir (Scandinavian mythology)
Keywords: myth, husband, Aesir, Freyr, Njǫrd, Gerd, Germanic religion and mythology, son, Freyja, brother
Frey ('Lord'), in Nordic myth, was the son of the sea-god Njörd (and, some say, the earth-goddess Nerthus); he was the twin brother of...
The Norse god Frey, meaning "Lord," was the son of Njörd and the twin brother of Freya. Members of the Vanir, the gentle gods who preceded the...
Norse god of the wind and of the sea and its riches. His aid was invoked in seafaring and hunting, and he was the god of prosperity. He was the fat