Essay Archive - Balder: God of Light, Joy, Purity, Beauty, Innocence, and Reconciliation
Balder: God of Light, Joy, Purity, Beauty, Innocence, and Reconciliation
The god of light, joy, purity, beauty, innocence, and reconciliation. Son of
Odin and Frigg. He was loved by both gods and man and was considered to be the
best of the gods. He had a good character, was friendly, wise and eloquent,
although he had little power. His wife is Nanna, daughter of Nep, and their son
is Forseti, the god of justice. Balder's hall is Breidablik ("broad splendor").
Most of the stories about Balder concern his death. He was dreaming a....