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Baldr is a god associated with light. In the Icelandic Eddas, he’s portrayed as a Jesus-like figure, beloved and beautiful. In Gesta Danorum, he’s known as a powerful warrior with impervious armor. In both traditions, Baldr is killed by Hödr, who’s associated with the dark of winter.

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Categories: Æsir

Name: Baldr

Gender: Male

Other Names: Balder

Associations: Light, beauty, fair judgement; imperviousness.

Last Updated: October 27, 2021