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THE VANIR FERTILITY DEITIES known as the Vanir lived alongside the Aesir.
Njord, god of the sea and its bounty, was invoked for riches, success in fishing
and sea travel. He lived at Noatun (ship enclosure/harbour) and was the father of
THE GODS OF ASIAN MYTHS SACRIFICIAL RITUALS THE RITUALS OF
SACRIFICE and blood-letting are thought to restore fertility to the earth and the
community. Rituals surrounding fertility and sacrifice are often explained through
Fertility Deities Most primitive cultures were phallocentric, concerned with
reproductive powers and believed certain deities governed fertility. Fetishes
Belief in the supernatural powers of an inanimate object - the fetish - which has
religious or ...
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