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Balder

(bôl`dər, bäl–), Norse god of light; son of Odin and Frigg. He was the most beautiful and gracious of the gods of Asgard. His mother extracted oaths from all things in nature not to harm her son, but neglected the mistletoe. According to one legend Loki gave a dart of mistletoe to the blind god Hoder and aimed it for him at Balder, who was killed by it. The gods grieved inconsolably over his death. It was prophesied, however, that after RagnarokRagnarok
, in Norse mythology, the doom of the gods. According to prophecy the end of the world would follow a severe ice age, in which human civilization would be destroyed.
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 (the doom of the gods) Balder would return to heaven. See Germanic religionGermanic religion,
pre-Christian religious practices among the tribes of Western Europe, Germany, and Scandinavia. The main sources for our knowledge are the Germania of Tacitus and the Elder Edda and the Younger Edda.
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Balder

god of light and joy; known for his beauty. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 106]

Balder (Baldur)

when he was slain, all things on earth wept. [Scand. Myth: Brewer Dictionary, 70]
See: Grief

Balder

god of light and peace. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 106]
See: Light

Balder

conquerable only with mistletoe. [Norse Myth.: Walsh Classical, 43]

Balder

most beautiful, luminescent, and wise god. [Norse Myth.: Parrinder, 40]
See: Wisdom
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