the dictionary of norse mythology


EARTH In Old norse, both Jord and fjorgyn 1 mean earth. Both are names of mythological beings and are used at times to refer to the land or the soil. Jord is the most frequent name used for the giantess who was the mother of thor, son of odin in this role she is sometimes known as Fjorgyn. Jord is also found in skaldic poetry as a name for the celestial body Earth.

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