Origin and Meaning
Old Norse name meaning 'the giving one'
Derived from the Old Norse verb gefa = 'to give'  
See also Gefn
- Gefjon is a fertility and protective goddess, especially a goddess protecting all virgins. She belongs to the Ásynjur. All who die as virgins will attend her, and sometimes she is referred to being a virgin herself. The Swedish king Gylfi gives her land to plough and and she turns her four sons, whom she has from a giant, into bulls to pull the plough. They plough Sjælland free from Sweden. Later she marries Óðinn's son Skjǫldr.  
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Sources:    
- ↑ Leiv Heggstad, Finn Hødnebø og Erik Simensen: Norrøn Ordbok (1997)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Rudolf Simek: Dictionary of Northern Mythology (1993)
- ↑ Lars Magnar Enoksen: Norrøne guder og myter (2008)
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi