No one in Asgard is more beloved than Balder. He is so good and so beautiful that he radiates light wherever he goes. He is the god of peace. The bright white mayweed flower “Baldr’s brow” is named after him. Balder is the son of the king of the Norse gods, Odin. When Loki, the Norse trickster god, masterminds Balder's death, Asgard grieves more than it has ever grieved before. It is prophesied that Balder's death signifies the beginning of the end of the world.
Baldr / Baldur (traditional Old Norse spellings), Bældæg / Beldeg (Old English), the Dying God, Bright Eyes
Hel, the Norse Underworld
The Dying God
Odin and Frigg
My full brother, Hod (with Odin's wife, Frigg)
My son, Forseti (with Nanna)
Everybody loves me!
Loki, who masterminds my death
Married to Nanna, an Aesir goddess
"For certain is death for the born,/ And certain is birth for the dead;/ Therefore over the inevitable/ Thou shouldst not grieve."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
My hall, Breidablik (the most beautiful in Asgard!)