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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.

Attributes Edit

God PowerEdit

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

TechnologiesEdit

Myth UnitsEdit

  • KrakenIcon 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

StrategyEdit

Njord improves Jarls and the navy. He improves Jarl hitpoints, 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.

MythologyEdit

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Njord's portrait art was originally different.

GalleryEdit

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