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This article is about the god in Age of Mythology. For the god in Age of Empires: Mythologies, see Njord (Age of Empires: Mythologies).

You have advanced to the Heroic Age at the Feet of Njord.
—Age up text in Age of Mythology

Njord is a Heroic Age Norse minor god in Age of Mythology. He is god of the seas, winds, and fire. He is available to worshipers of Loki and Odin.


God power[]

  • WalkingWoodsIcon Walking Woods: Brings a group of trees to life to attack the enemy.


Myth units[]

  • Kraken-icon Kraken: Giant octopus that can throw units and break ships in half.
  • MountainGiantIcon Mountain Giant: Large and powerful but slow unit that is effective against both buildings and human soldiers.

Technology tree[]

God power
Walking Woods
Mountain Giant
Hill Fort
Ring Giver
Wrath of the Deep
Wrath of the Deep
Long Serpent


Njord improves Jarls and the navy. He improves Jarl hit points, making them even more durable than before. This also helps them in standing up against more powerful Myth Units and can even take on some infantry units as well. He also improves Longboats by giving them more attack and making them less vulnerable to siege weapons and siege ships. As arrow ships form the basis for most navies worshipping Njord provides an edge in naval combat. His Myth Unit, the Kraken, provides even more an advantage as they are capable of instantly destroying ships in addition to throwing units that get to close to the water. His other Myth Unit, the Mountain Giant, can devastate both human soldiers and buildings.


One of the Vanir, or fertility gods, he chose to live in Asgard with the Aesir when the two factions made peace. Njord was a god of the sea. Those who worshiped him received safe passage at sea, as well as good fortune in owning land and having sons. He was perceived as a kindly old soul who calmed seas that were often raised up by the more tempestuous god, Aegir. Njord was known to particularly love the seacoast bays that were home to the seagulls, swans and other birds sacred to him. He was popular with fishermen and was thought to aid ships in distress. He was the source of summer rain showers. Skadi chose Njord as her husband because he had beautiful feet.


  • Njord's portrait art was originally different (see gallery).


Gods in Age of Mythology
ArchaicAge Archaic Age
ClassicalAge Classical Age
HeroicAge Heroic Age
MythicAge Mythic Age
GreekPortrait Greeks ZeusPortrait Zeus
HadesPortrait Hades
PoseidonPortrait Poseidon
AthenaIcon Athena

HermesIcon Hermes

AresIcon Ares
ApolloIcon Apollo

DionysusIcon Dionysus

AphroditeIcon Aphrodite
HeraIcon Hera

HephaestusIcon Hephaestus

ArtemisIcon Artemis
EgyptianPortrait Egyptians RaPortrait Ra
IsisPortrait Isis
SetPortrait Set
BastIcon Bast

PtahIcon Ptah

AnubisIcon Anubis
HathorIcon Hathor/AoMR Sobek icon Sobek

SekhmetIcon Sekhmet

NephthysIcon Nephthys
OsirisIcon Osiris

HorusIcon Horus

ThothIcon Thoth
NorsePortrait Norse ThorPortrait Thor
OdinPortrait Odin
LokiPortrait Loki
FreyjaIcon Freyja

HeimdallIcon Heimdall

ForsetiIcon Forseti
SkadiIcon Skadi

BragiIcon Bragi

NjordIcon Njord
BaldrIcon Baldr

TyrIcon Tyr

HelIcon Hel
AtlanteanPortrait Atlanteans KronosPortrait Kronos
OranosPortrait Oranos
GaiaPortrait Gaia
PrometheusIcon Prometheus

LetoIcon Leto

OceanusIcon Oceanus
HyperionIcon Hyperion

RheiaIcon Rheia

TheiaIcon Theia
HeliosIcon Helios

AtlasIcon Atlas

HekateIcon Hekate
ChinesePortrait Chinese FuXiPortrait Fu Xi
NuWaPortrait Nü Wa
ShennongPortrait Shennong
HuangDiIcon Huang Di

SunWukongIcon Sun Wukong

ChangEIcon Chang'e
DaboGongIcon Dabo Gong

ZhongKuiIcon Zhong Kui

HeBoIcon He Bo
ChongliIcon Chongli

AoKuangIcon Ao Kuang

XiWangmuIcon Xi Wangmu
Major gods have circular icons