Baldr the God of Light in Norse Mythology 2017-03-18T17:05:51+00:00

Baldr: God of Light

Baldr (also Balder or Baldur) is one of the Aesir in Norse mythology, Baldr is so bright that light shines from him. Baldr is the God of light and purity in Norse mythology and all the Gods praises him for his beauty. Baldr is so beautiful that even the most beautiful flowers bows before him, as he walks past them. Baldr is also one of the wisest of the Aesir and is the most fairest spoken and most gracious.

Baldr is the second son of Odin and Frigg, he has many brothers one of them is the thunder God Thor. Baldr is married to the Goddess Nanna and together they have a son named Forseti. Together with his wife Nanna they live in his house Breidablik in Asgard. The house is the most beautiful house in Asgard and only the purest of the pure can enter it. The roof of Baldr’s house is made from decorative silver, standing on beautiful decorative pillars. Baldr has the most amazing ship in Norse mythology which is called Hringhorn and it is described as the “greatest of all ships”. At Baldr’s death the ship was used at his funeral pyre after he was killed by a mistletoe.

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“Each arrow overshot his head” by Elmer Boyd Smith (1902)