Jörð

July 28th, 2008 by sabrina

Jörð (pronounced YORTH) is the Norse Goddess of the earth. She is one of Odin’s concubines and mother of the God Thor. As Goddess of the earth, she is the one who gave the apple tree of immortality to Idun to guard. Her name, which means “earth,” is also seen as Iord, Jord, or Jorth, and other names for her include Hlódyn (“hearth”) and Fjörgyn (“land”).

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