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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Eirm 3I

[5] Baldr: A son of Óðinn, and a handsome and much-praised god (SnE 2005, 23), who was accidentally killed by the god Hǫðr, and remained in Hel, abode of the dead, despite attempts at rescue (SnE 2005, 45-8; see also Simek 1993, 26-32 on Baldr and his death).


  1. Bibliography
  2. SnE 2005 = Snorri Sturluson. 2005. Edda: Prologue and Gylfaginning. Ed. Anthony Faulkes. 2nd edn. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  3. Simek, Rudolf. 1993. Dictionary of Northern Mythology. Trans. Angela Hall. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer.


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