Höðr

Primary Sources

  • Moe, Louis Maria Niels Peder Halling. Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning. København, A.F. Høst, 1929. Print.

Secondary Sources

  • Cleasby, Richard and Vigfússon Guðbrandur. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957. Print.
  • Simek, Rudolf. Angela Hall . Dictionary of Northern Mythology. W Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007. Print.
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.
Höðr (non.)
Hod (en.)
The god who killed his brother Baldr with a weapon made of mistletoe, .e.g., spear, arrow, or dart. In the Prose Edda, Höðr is blind and his aim is guided by Loki.
Baldr (non.)
Balder (en.)
The god who was killed by his brother Höðr.
Ragnarök (non.)
Ragnarok (en.)
The final great battle between the gods and the giants.
Ragnarok: En Billeddigtning
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.