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Definition of Balder

  • The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya.
  • (Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth

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He was a little stouter, a little balder, a little grayer.
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From the Danish of Johannes Evald, he translated "The Death of Balder," a play, into blank verse with consistently feminine endings, as in this speech of Thor to Balder: {75b} How long dost think, degenerate son of Odin, Unmanly pining for a foolish maiden, And all the weary train of love-sick follies, Will move a bosom that is steel'd by virtue?
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There sigh and moan, and the tired peasant Shall hear thee, and, behind his ploughshare resting, Shall wonder at thy grief, and pity Balder!
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The god Balder, the son of Odin, having dreamed that he was in some great danger of life, his mother, Friga, exacted an oath from all the creatures of the animal, the vegetable, and the mineral kingdoms, that they would do no harm to her son.
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Lok, the evil genius, or god of Darkness, becoming acquainted with this fact, placed an arrow made of mistletoe in the hands of Holder, the blind brother of Balder, on a certain day, when the gods were throwing missiles at him in sport, and wondering at their inability to do him injury with any arms with which they could attack him.
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But, being shot with the mistletoe arrow, it inflicted a fatal wound, and Balder died.
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Clavel[196] very ingeniously remarks, that it is evident, in reference to the legend, that as Balder symbolizes the Sun-god, and Lok, Darkness, this search for the mistletoe was intended to deprive the god of Darkness of the power of destroying the god of Light.
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THE DEATH OF BALDER 337 ("Norse Stories") XVI.
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Balder was the most godlike of all the gods, because he was the purest and the best.
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When men's hearts were white like the light, and their lives clear as the day, it was because Balder was looking down upon them with those soft, clear eyes that were open windows to the soul of God.
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He had always lived in such a glow of brightness that no darkness had ever touched him; but one morning, after Idun and Brage had gone, Balder's face was sad and troubled.
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Balder could bear the burden no longer.
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The death of Balder would be like the going out of the sun, and after a long, sad council the gods resolved to protect him from harm by pledging all things to stand between him and any hurt.
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Fire, iron, all kinds of metal, every sort of stone, trees, earth, diseases, birds, beasts, snakes, as the anxious mother went to them, solemnly pledged themselves that no harm should come near Balder.
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Hoder shall smite his brother Balder and send him down to the dark home of Hel.
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The mead is already brewed for Balder, and the despair draweth near.
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And Odin rode sadly homeward knowing that already Niflheim was making itself beautiful against the coming of Balder.
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The other gods meanwhile had become merry again; for had not everything promised to protect their beloved Balder?
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They even made sport of that which troubled them, for when they found that nothing could hurt Balder, and that all things glanced aside from his shining form, they persuaded him to stand as a target for their weapons; hurling darts, spears, swords, and battle-axes at him, all of which went singing through the air and fell harmless at his feet.
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But Loki, when he saw these sports, was jealous of Balder, and went about thinking how he could destroy him.
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Examples of Balder

Example #1
Philip saw how insignificant he was.
Example #2
The Vicar received him with his usual, not unamiable indifference.
Example #3
Dote and weep, in tears swim ever; But by thy father's arm, by Odin's honour, Haste, hide thy tears and thee in shades of alder!
Example #4
He insisted, furthermore, that the book contained "the highly useful advice," that everyone should bear their lot in patience and not seek "at the expense of his repose to penetrate into those secrets which the spirit of man, while dressed in the garb of mortality cannot and must not unveil. . . .
Example #5
There wet each leaf which soft the west wind kisses, Each plant which breathes around voluptuous odours, With tears!
Example #6
Haste to the still, the peace-accustom'd valley, Where lazy herdsmen dance amid the clover.