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Meaning & History

From the Germanic *Ingwaz, possibly meaning "ancestor". This was the name of an obscure old Germanic fertility god who was considered the ancestor of the tribe the Ingaevones. It is possible he was an earlier incarnation of the god Freyr.
Other Languages & CulturesYngve Danish Yngvi Norse Mythology Yngve Norwegian Yngve Swedish

Categories

fertility deities, gods
Entry updated July 28, 2009   Contribute