The Scandinavian sea-god. He was not one of the &AEsir; Niörd's son was Frey (the fairy of the clouds), and his daughter was Freyja. His home was Noatun. Niörd was not a sea-god, like Neptune, but the Spirit of water and air. The Scandinavian Neptune was &AEgir;, whose wife was Skadi.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894