Deities & Religions

Njord

God of the Sea and Winds.
Intermediate Deity
Symbol: Gold coin
Home Plane: Asgard
Alignment: NG
Portfolio: Commerce, sea, wind
Worshipers: Norske
Cleric alignment: CG, LN, NG
Domains: Air, Good, Water
Favored weapon: Longspear

The Norse god of winds, sea and fire. He brings good fortune at sea and in the hunt. He is married to the giantess Skadi. His children are Freya and Freyr, whom he fathered on his own sister.

Originally, Njord was one of the Vanir but when they made peace with the Aesir, he and his children were given to them as hostages. The Aesir appointed both Njord and Freyr as high priests to preside over sacrifices. Freya was consecrated as sacrificial priestess. She taught the Aesir witchcraft, an art that was common knowledge among the Vanir.

Dogma

Other than followers of Aegir, Njord cultist love the sea and life on its treasures. They rarelly venture too far away from the shore however. Most fishermen and merchants revere Njord.

Clergy and Temples

Clerics are always found near the sea or navigable rivers and lakes connected to the sea. Although the cults tend to be very wealthy, the temples are simple and rough, looking more like warehauses than temples.

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