Usage Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Other Forms FormsBaeldaeg
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Meaning & History
Anglo-Saxon equivalent of Balder. Made up of the Old English elements bæl, of disputed origin, and dæg, meaning "day." ‘The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,’ written after the Christianization of the Anglo-Saxons, treats him as a historical figure, listing him among the legendary ancestors of the kings of Bernicia and Wessex.