The Death of Baldr

The Death of Baldr

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Dunn-Krahn, Soph (en.)
b. 13th July 1999
Occupation: Research Assistant

Anomalies

Loki (non.)
Loki is counted among the gods but is a giant by birth.

Gods and Goddesses

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Höðr (non.)
Hod (en.)
The god who killed his brother Baldr with a weapon made of mistletoe. Depending on the source, the mistletoe projectile is a spear, an arrow, or a dart. In the Prose Edda, Höðr is blind and his aim is guided by Loki.

Myths

Baldr's Dreams Myth
An eddic poem that is not in the collection of poems, known as the Poetic Edda, in the Codex Regius manuscript. Baldrs Draumar is the only extant poem that is focused on Baldr. The poem tells of the gods´ concerns in regard to Baldr's dreams foreseeing his own death. Óðinn travels, in disguise under the name Vegtamr, to consult a dead seeress at the edge of Hel. The seeress tells him that Baldr will be killed by his brother Höðr, and that his death will be avenged by an as yet unborn half-brother named Vali who will kill Höðr.

Source Materials:

Elder or Poetic Edda (en.)A dual language editon of the Poetic Edda with illustrations by W. G. Collingwood.

Source Persons

Bray, Olive (en.)
b. June 17, 1878
d. November 15, 1909
Nationality: English
Occupation: scholar, translator and editior
Residence: 17 The Boltons Kensington, London, England
Bray was one of the daughters of the high court judge Sir Reginald More Bray (1842-1923) and the novelist Emily Octavia Bray, of Shere Manor near Guildford. Little is known about Olive. She joined the Viking Society for Northern Research in 1902 and was a Vice-President in 1909. At the time of her death, she was living in the family home at 17 The Boltons Kensington. Her grave is in the Shere churchyard.
Collingwood, W. G. (en.)
b. 6th August 1854
d. 1st October 1932
Nationality: English
Collingwood was an author, artist, and a professor at University College Reading.

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Edwardian (en.)
The Edwardian era began with the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910 (January 22, 1901 - 28 July, 1914). However, the era's end date is sometimes extended to the beginning of World War 1 (28 July 1914).