E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Scandinavian sea-god. He was not one of the Æsr. Niörds 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 Ægr, whose wife was Skadi.