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GenderFeminine

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Nerþuz, the Germanic (feminine) equivalent of Njörðr (see NJORD). Nerthus was a Germanic goddess of fertility as described by the Roman historian Tacitus in the 1st century.
Other Languages & CulturesHertha, Herta German

Categories

fertility deities, goddesses
Entry updated September 1, 2013