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.

Gods and Goddesses

Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Nanna (non.)
The wife of Baldr and the mother of Forseti. According to Snorri, Nanna dies of grief and is burned along with Baldr on his funeral 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 A myth concerning an accidental fratricide. It sometimes includes Loki as an instigator who dupes Baldr's brother, Höðr, into the act and actually guides his hand. In the Prose Edda, Snorri says that Höðr was blind.

Mythological Events

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

Source Materials:

Prose Edda (is.)
Snorri Sturluson's thirteenth-century prose work concerning Old Norse mythology and poetics.
Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning (da.)
Louis Moe's illustrated retelling of the Battle of Ragnarok and the events that preceded it.

Source Persons

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. Biography and Links.