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noun Scandinavian Mythology.
  1. the god of justice, the son of Balder and Nanna.
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Origin of Forseti

< Old Norse: literally, one who presides; compare Frisian Fositesland name for Helgoland
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Historical Examples

  • Forseti is seldom mentioned except in connection with Balder.

    Myths of the Norsemen

    H. A. Guerber

  • There Forseti dwells throughout all time, and every strife allays.

  • Forseti, the son of Baldur, resembled his father in holiness and righteousness, was the upholder of eternal law.

  • This explanation would not hold of course if Fosite is to be identified with Forseti the son of Balder.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick