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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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  • Nine days and nights Hermod rode through the earth in darkness so thick that his horse could not see where to step.

    Stories from Northern Myths Emilie Kip Baker
  • Then forth stepped Hermod the Nimble, the brother of Baldur.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • She asked Hermod his name and family, and told him that on the former day there had ridden over the bridge five bands of dead men.

  • Go back to your own dwelling, and send for Hermod, our swift messenger.

    Stories from Northern Myths Emilie Kip Baker
  • Hermod, the quick or nimble, resembles Mercury not only in his marvellous celerity of motion.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • So saying she strode away, leaving Hermod and Baldur together.

    The Heroes of Asgard Annie Keary
  • She hobbled into her cave, and as Hermod followed a crow fluttered out.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • But he is called Hermod, the Nimble, Odins swain, who undertook this journey.

  • Then Hermod told his name and whence he came, and asked eagerly if Balder had already crossed that bridge.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • "I will," cried Hermod, before any one else had time to open his lips.

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