Baldr's Funeral Pyre

Baldr's Funeral Pyre

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Hringhorni (non.)
According to Snorri, Hringhorni is the name of the ship that held Baldr's funeral pyre.

Events: Norse Mythology

Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.

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.
Þórr (non.)
Thor (en.)
In The Prose Edda Þórr is the son of Óðinn and the giantess Jörð. However, in Heimskringla he is a mortal.

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

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.

Creators

Moe, Louis (no.)
b. 1857
d. 1945
Nationality: Norwegian/Danish.
Occupation: illustrator
Residence: Copenhagen
Moe was an illustrator who was born in Norway but became a Danish citizen in 1919.