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Hermod

[her-mood, -moo d] /ˈhɛr mud, -mʊd/
noun, Scandinavian Mythology.
1.
a son of Odin who rode to Hel to negotiate for the return of Balder to Asgard.
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  • Hermod, called the nimble, an older brother of Baldur, said he would go.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • Hermod rode back and asked all things if Baldur should return.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • Then forth stepped Hermod the Nimble, the brother of Baldur.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • She hobbled into her cave, and as Hermod followed a crow fluttered out.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Then Hermod knew that he might not ride to Hela's habitation.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Meanwhile Hermod was riding hard and fast on his gloomy errand.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • Then Hermod was glad, for he felt sure that this price was easily paid.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Go back to your own dwelling, and send for Hermod, our swift messenger.

    Stories from Northern Myths

    Emilie Kip Baker
  • "I do," cried Hermod, before any one else had time to open his lips.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • So saying she strode away, leaving Hermod and Baldur together.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary

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