Nerthus is a Vanir Goddess who participated and was killed in the Aesir-Vanir War.

Germanic Mythology

In Germanic Mythology, Nerthus (High German), Nerþuz (Proto-Germanic) is a goddess of fertility and an incarnation of the Mother Earth.

In the God of War series

Pre-God of War

During the Aesir-Vanir War, Nerthus took part on the conflict on the side of her people, the Vanir. However, she became one of the endless casualties of the war after she was killed in combat by Magni and Modi, two Aesir warriors and sons of Thor.

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  • Nerthus, as the Goddess who represents the Mother Earth, is the German counterpart of Gaea (Gaia). Has the German counterpart of Njörd, she can ben also be considered an equivalent of Poseidon.
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