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Meaning & History

Means "prince" from Old Norse. In Norse mythology Balder was the son of Odin and Frigg. Because of the disturbing dreams he had when he was young, his mother extracted an oath from every thing in the world that it would not harm him. However the evil fire god Loki learned that she had overlooked mistletoe. Being jealous, he tricked the blind god Hoder into throwing a branch of mistletoe at Balder, which killed him.
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Other Languages & CulturesBaldur German Baldur Icelandic

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Aesir, gods, mythology, princes
Entry updated November 18, 2011   Contribute