Gesta Danorum (“The Danish History”) was written by author Saxo Grammaticus as a fanciful and patriotic account of the history of the Danes. The accounts overlap with regional legends, mythologies, and folklore. Gesta Danorum contains stories of the gods not found in the Icelandic Eddas, including a Danish version of Baldr’s Draumar depicting Baldr as a formidable demi-god with impenetrable armor.

Gesta Danorum is a work that shows regional differences in Norse mythology.