[ bawl-der ]

nounScandinavian Mythology.
  1. a god, a son of Odin and Frigg and the twin brother of Hod, by whom he was killed.

Origin of Balder

<Old Norse Baldr, cognate with Old English bealdor prince, lord; perhaps akin to Old Norse baldr brave

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/ (ˈbɔːldə) /

  1. Norse myth a god, son of Odin and Frigg, noted for his beauty and sweet nature. He was killed by a bough of mistletoe thrown by the blind god Höd, misled by the malicious Loki

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