Goddess Nott  

Posted by Stella Clark

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IN NORSE MYTHOLOGY, "NOTT" WAS THE "GODDESS OF THE NIGHT" WHO DRIVES A CHARIOT THROUGH THE SKY. SHE WAS A SORCERESS WHO WAS OLDER THAN THE MOUNTAINS AND SAID TO BE "COLDER THAN THE COLDEST STAR. "HER VERY NAME MEANS" NIGHT. "IN THE BEGINNING, SHE WAS BLACKNESS THAT SURROUNDED THE WORLD. THE DAUGHTER OF A GIANT NAMED "NORFI," SHE WAS HERSELF A GIANTRESS OF SUCH IMMENSE BEAUTY THAT SHE HAD THREE HUSBANDS AND ONE CHILD FROM EACH HUSBAND. HER FIRST CHILD WAS A SON NAMED AUOR; HER SECOND WAS "JORD", A DAUGHTER WHO WAS THE EMBODIMENT OF THE EARTH. HER THIRD CHILD WAS A SON CALLED "DAGUR", OR" DAY." SHE ALSO BECAME "ODIN'S "CONCUBINE AND BORE HIM ONE SON...THOR...AND IT WAS UPON HER RELATIONS WITH "ODIN" THAT SHE BECAME A GODDESS.

The legend states that when "Odin" and his brothers created the world, they felt it should be regulated by periods of night and day, and "Odin "gifted Her with the cloak of darkness that brought night to the land and dreams to all. And so it was "Nott" and "Dagur" were placed in the sky with chariots to ride around the world for 24 hours. And it is here that they spend every day in a great chase, the son following the mother, laughing and having great fun. The mane of Her horse drips dew onto the earth below.

"NOTT", WITH HER DARK SKIN AND HAIR, AND SHROUDED IN HER CLOAK OF BLACKNESS, STANDS MYSTERIOUSLY APART FROM THE GODS OF ASGARD BECAUSE OF THIS DARKNESS. IN DOING SO, SHE TEACHES US ACCEPTANCE FOR ALL THAT MAY BE DIFFERENT. SHE TEACHES US LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ALL LIFE, AND IN HER CLOAK OF BLACKNESS, SHE IS IN TOTAL CONTROL OF THE NIGHT AND ALL WITHIN. SHE GRANTS US THE TIME FOR DEEP, UNDISTURBED SOLITUDE WHERE DREAMS BEGIN.

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