The Death of Baldr

The Death of Baldr

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Gods

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Nanna (non.)
>is the wife of Baldr and the mother of Forseti. According to Snorri, Nanna dies of grief and is burned along with Baldr on his funereal pyre.

Myths

Death of Baldr Myth
The Death of Baldr is a myth concerning an accidental fratricide, which sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand.

Sources

Den Ældre Eddas Gudesange (da.)
An edition of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by Lorenz Frølich.
EdduKvæði
Poetic Edda
This collection of eddic poems was compiled by an anonymous scholar in Iceland in the twelfth century. It was for a time mistakenly attributed to a scholar named Sæmundr hinn fróði (1056–1133) and thus was known as Sæmundar Edda.
Hyndluljóð (non.)
The Song of Hyndla (en.)
This Eddaic poem is not part of the Codex Regius manuscript and is found only in the late 14th century Flateyjarbók manuscript.

Creators

Frølich, Lorenz (da.)
b. 1820
d. 1908
Nationality: Danish
was a painter, illustrator and etcher.
Gjellerup, Karl (da.)
b. 1857
d. 1919
Nationality: Danish
was a Danish poet and novelist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917.